FURIOUS residents fear rubble dumped on a single-track road near Barrhead is putting driver safety at risk.

Salterland Road – blighted by two separate acts of flytipping last week alone – was even described as “going beyond fly-tipping” by one irked driver.

Images sent to the Barrhead News show knee-high piles of bricks scattered over half of the road, as well as large broken paving slabs strewn across the full width of the road.

The rubble piles were seemingly dumped just 200 yards apart on the route, a thoroughfare between Glasgow Road and Darnley Road.

One angry resident, who asked not to be named, insists fly-tipping in the area is an ongoing problem.

They said: “It’s only been a couple of weeks since a huge pile of dumped tar about four feet high was removed from the road, followed more recently by a load of pallets and rubble.

“This looks like an entire driveway has just been dumped. It’s gone past ‘fly-tipping’ to ‘just throwing stuff in the road’.

“There’s no lighting on that bit of road. There’s reasonable chance that anything going along there at night doing any kind of speed would have hit it.”

East Renfrewshire Council confirmed the affected section of road lay on the other side of its local authority boundary with Glasgow.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our communities and unfortunately, quiet country lanes can become hotspots.

“It is disgusting the culprits show blatant disregard for the safety of road users and the environment.

“The appalling thing is that there is absolutely no excuse for fly-tipping – our waste disposal and recycling centres are open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

“The cost of removing dumped debris is a huge drain on already stretched council resources. We urge the public to report anyone they spot dumping rubbish or debris to our Environmental Taskforce.”