Brazen fly-tippers have been dumping rubbish behind houses in Dundee.
Doors, wooden planks, a toilet, a fridge, a sofa, a bed, a shopping trolley, buggies, ironing boards and carpets are among the items which have been off-loaded at Happyhillock.
Kevin Cordell, convener of the Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “We will be investigating this matter.
“So-called fly-tipping is anti–social behaviour that blights the communities and areas where it happens.
“Anyone who does it is also acting illegally and the council has robust procedures to deter this selfish and dishonest activity including issuing a fixed penalty notice or reporting culprits to the procurator fiscal, who has the power to fine up to £40,000.”
Pamela Loftus, 60, who has lived in Happyhillock for 15 years, claims the fly-tipping problem has worsened over the years.
She said: “The culprits are brazen and I am at the end of my tether.
“It’s disgusting. People have dumped household items here for years.
“However, in the past few years, it has become a lot worse. There is something new dumped every day – the area is neglected. It is going to get worse. This can’t go on any longer.
“I complained to the council which has had people up looking at the problem but nothing seems to change.
“There have also been fires set. A mattress dumped at the end of the building was set alight and my friend called out the fire brigade.
“Fortunately we came home just in time because there is wooden cladding where the fire was.
“If the flames had got any higher they would have set the building alight.
“I’ve taken away a lot of wood with nails in it and gone up to the skip with bags full of microwaves. I go up two or three times a week.
“I’d like notes put through people’s doors and signs erected, warning them to stop.”
People can report fly-tipping at dundeecity.gov.uk/service-area/neighbourhood-services/environment/fly-tipping.