TRAVELLERS left an illegal site in Ellesmere Port yesterday morning.
Police and bailiffs served notice on them at 8am and, within an hour, all the caravans went.
But they have left the site, at the bottom of Crescent Road, looking like a 'landfill site'.
The site is owned by Widnesbased development company Morbaine, which served legal notice on the travellers at 3pm on Thursday.
Morbaine director Alex Brodie visited the site at 9am yesterday and said: 'There were half a dozen travellers hanging about but they all left in the end.
'They have left an abandoned caravan there, which has now been towed off, as well as gas cylinders, toys and plastic bags of rubbish. The site will be cleaned up quickly.'
Contractors are now installing gates, a lock and concrete bollards to prevent the site being used again.
Residents were generally pleased. But one said: 'It's disgusting what they have left behind - it's like a landfill site.'
Meanwhile, another group of travellers is camping illegally on BNFL's land in Capenhurst.
Martin Nield, from BNFL's human resources department, said: 'We've had no reported problems from them and are going through the legal process to evict them.'