A NEW recycling depot in the grounds of a Borras Park pub, has been rubbished by residents fearing it could become an eyesore.

The collection of skips, with colour coded lids, took people by surprise after they appeared alongside the Golbourne Pub, and concern is growing that the environmentally friendly initiative will soon resemble the recycling enclosure on Prices Lane, Rhosddu, which has been plagued by fly-tipping.

One resident, who wishes to re-main anonymous, said: 'We are not happy with the emergence of the one in Borras as it would seem likely it will go along the same lines as the one in Prices Lane.

'Would councillors like this eyesore facing their properties? The depot on Prices Lane, has subsequently been emptied and tidied up, but we are highlighting the fact, that this is what can happen to these enclosures.'

But landlord of the Golbournes, Phil Williams, has jumped to the defence of the scheme, after being approached by the council for the use of his land, he said: 'I have no concerns about the site, I agree with it. It's the way forward, if we don't recycle, what will the future be for our children and grandchildren?

'The council come along and keep the area tidy each week, so I'm not concerned'.

However the landlord does admit his enthusiasm for the project isn't shared by everyone, but hopes a compromise may be in sight.

'I'm aware there have been complaints. The council called me last week to ask if I was happy for them to plant some trees around the area to screen it off, which I said was fine.'