DALMUIR residents are being urged to quit being litter bugs across the area’s golf course.

Bottles and other rubbish are regularly dumped along a path off Overtoun Road, despite nearby bins being available.

There are small bins at each of the course’s 18 holes, and two larger bins. Council officials urged the community to use them.

One resident, who asked not to be named, told the Post she has been regularly picking up items during her walk.

She said: “During the past few months the litter dropped has multiplied. And that’s added to broken bottles caused by the big mowers running over them as it’s impossible for the green keepers to see them.

“This of course is an added hassle for dog owners – meaning cut paws and very large vets’ bills and added inconvenient trips to vets. That happened in early March to my own dog, causing a month of restrictions being bandaged.

“I have even been taking items home to my own recycling bin regularly.”

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The resident added: “I had an early walk over the course prior to the happy golfers starting and filled two bags of junk which I’ve emptied now to add into my bin for recycling.

“I think this has been certainly much worse since lockdown, as I generally walked around here before the pandemic as it’s such a lovely area.

“This hasn’t been the first rubbish collection, which is a sad state of affairs as school kids are learning so much of our perilous planet. I give up. No more.”

Local Councillor Danny Lennie said it was a “a great pity” that so many people have “so little respect for their area”.

West Dunbartonshire Council said they would look to clear up any dumped rubbish as soon as possible.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “We take fly tipping and littering very seriously. Anyone caught can receive a £200 fixed penalty fine, and face a further fine of up to £40,000. We would encourage anybody who spots rubbish being dumped illegally to report the people by calling 0845 230 4090.”