Waste whirlwind threat to livestock

A mountain of stinking waste outside the former Spa Bakery
A mountain of stinking waste outside the former Spa Bakery

A litter storm is set to hit the outskirts of Buxton, a local worker has warned.

Bags of flour, stale bread, lard, sugar and other foodstuffs have been left piled high against the doors of the bankrupt Spa Bakery on the Harpur Hill Industrial Estate.

A mountain of stinking waste outside the former Spa Bakery

A mountain of stinking waste outside the former Spa Bakery

Already, foxes have been seen rummaging through the makeshift dump, and there are fears that birds and rats will be drawn to the mess.

“Yesterday (Monday) there were two foxes sitting in it,” said the worker who did not want us to use his name.

“Crows are picking at it. It’s going to be a magnet for pests, a really bad infestation.

“If the wind gets up, that will be scattered all over the fields, and sheep will be dying because they’ll be eating plastic bags.”

The Advertiser has alerted High Peak Borough Council, who have promised to investigate.

Spa Bakery went out of business in July last year.