COUNCIL bosses say building materials left in a Largs town centre street were not dumped there illegally.

The News was contacted by readers reporting the apparent dumping of roofing materials opposite the entrance to the A.D. Cameron Centre, at the corner of School Street and Lade Street, just a short distance from the seafront.

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Local residents stated that the deposit has been there for severaldays.

North Coast Conservative councillor Tom Marshall told the News he had contacted North Ayrshire Council (NAC) officials to have the eyesore cleared.

A NAC spokesperson said: "This was investigated and it isn’t flytipping. It is a legitimate deposit – its on their land.

"I believe they are moving the stuff into the garden as we speak, to upfill areas to protect from flooding."

Last May, a rubbish skip dumped close to the town centre was reported to be 'out of control' after being targeted by flytippers within the grounds of the former Halford Autocentre. 

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North Ayrshire Council's website says the local authority's staff remove litter, illegally dumped waste and antisocial debris from public areas, but don't remove waste from private land or gardens.

Residents and businesses are required to ensure their waste is collected, handled and disposed of in an appropriate manner.

If you have any information regarding any fly-tipping incident, it can be reported via the council’s website.