A MOUNTAIN of rubbish has been left at the Bridge Street recycling point in Cowdenbeath.

A photo shared on social media by Cowdenbeath councillor Darren Watt has revealed that piles of waste have formed at the overflowing bins, by Morrisons supermarket.

Cllr Watt has hit out at the post-Christmas actions from those responsible and said there is "no excuse" for such behaviour.

"It's clear some people were very keen to get rid of their excess waste from over the festive period and resorted to illegal dumping," he said.

"I have been very critical of Fife Council's approach to recycling over the last few years, especially at this time of year, however, there is simply no need and no excuse for such blatant fly-tipping.

"Those responsible may think they are doing their bit by taking their rubbish to a recycling point, but the waste has been mixed and will now be contaminated, meaning it will all end up in landfill.

"I have reported this and hope it will be cleared up at the earliest opportunity so that those who do want to recycle responsibly won't be prevented from doing so."

Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre is open tomorrow (Tuesday, December 28) and Friday (Dec 31) from 9am to 5pm (lunchtime closure: 12.30pm to 1.15pm)