Dundee City Council has warned people who dump unwanted furniture on city streets they could be reported to the procurator fiscal.
West End Labour councillor Richard McCready has also called for the creation of a taskforce to stop bulky household items being dumped on the streets when tenancies end during summer months.
He said: “I get lots of complaints at this time of year about items of furniture which have been dumped, often when tenancies come to an end.
“I have suggested a taskforce to pro-actively deal with the problem. I am clear that there should be no amnesty for people who are responsible for items being dumped and that tenants and landlords should act responsibly and dispose of goods in a responsible fashion.”
Anne Rendall, depute convener of the neighbourhood service committee, said people who dump large items risk prosecution.
The SNP councillor said: “The council provides householders with a bulky uplift service to allow them to have larger household items taken away.
“The household waste recycling centres at Baldovie and Riverside provide the opportunity to recycle a range of household waste items free of charge, and also at Baldovie you can donate reusable items at the reuse hub.”