An investigation into alleged fly-tipping in Glenrothes has revealed the pile of rubbish was actually a missed collection by Fife Council.
A woman, who wished not to be named, had paid for a special collection by the local authority which was due to take place on November 9.
The double bed frame, mattress, fridge freezer and chip fryer were left lying on a grass area near the Queensway roundabout.
The items were inspected by officers from the local authority who placed stickers which stated that the “illegal dumping” was under investigation.
However, it has now emerged the items were, in fact, part of a specially-arranged uplift which had been missed.
A spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, the items were missed on the day they were due to be collected but they were picked up by a subsequent vehicle later in the week.”