A ROAD in Whitefield is becoming a hotspot for flytippers, residents say.

People living close to Philips Park Road have reported heaps of waste, including rubble, electrical wires and even a fridge freezer, being discarded in the area over the past few months.

Pilkington Park councillor Nick Jones said the situation had become "out of control" in recent months.

He added: "On a regular basis rubbish is dumped on the roads and on the side verges.

"I cannot describe the amount that is there. It seems to be people who cannot be bothered going to the tip.

"We must take pride in the area we live in. Bury Council need to take action as Philips Park Road is now becoming a known hotspot."

At a council meeting last month, Cllr Jones described the state of fly tipping in the borough as an “absolute disgrace”, saying that it was causing distress to residents in his ward.

It came as the Conservative group put forward a proposal to spend £1 million on street cleaning and tackling fly tipping, which was rejected by the Labour group.

One Whitefield resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "The flytipping has been going on for a while.

"It keeps happening and it seems to be contractors doing it. There has been a fridge freezer down there for several years now.

"It is quite a nice area and a spot people use for walking."

Bury Council have been approached for comment.