A Maryfield councillor has issued a warning to landlords and agents following claims of fly-tipping at an overflowing skip near the city centre.
Items including mattresses, carpets, tables and chairs have been strewn across a footpath close to Soapwork Lane.
The skip is understood to have been there for the last two weeks.
Over the last few days the area has become an “eyesore” as items have become displaced, with people apparently foraging through them.
Properties on Bell Street are currently under redevelopment and it’s claimed workmen are using the skip to dispose of household waste.
The area is traditionally used for student and short-term lets.
Councillor Lynne Short has urged landlords and agents to be mindful of recycling organisations and the security of their waste.
She said: “As we come into the period of re-letting to students, our landlords and agents have to be mindful of the fact as they renovate the properties.
“They need to be aware of recycling organisations in the city and the security of any waste that they do generate.”
A resident on Soapwork Lane, who declined to be identified, said: “There were workers clearing out the properties on Bell Street that have been filling the skip.
“I’ve also seen people rummaging through it looking for stuff.
“It has only happened over the course of the last few days.
“Looking at the state of it today, it is a bit of an eyesore.”
Another Soapwork Lane resident said people were spotted “rummaging” through the skip earlier this week.
Raymond Kelly, 34, who works in the local area, described the waste as a “hazard”.
He said: “I don’t usually access that space but I know other businesses park vehicles there.
“If I lived in the houses on Bell Street it would be horrendous to be looking down on that at the moment.
“It appears people have already been rummaging through the items, judging by the mess.
“People might end-up injuring themselves climbing into the skip.”