Fly tippers should feel the “full force of the law” after huge piles of debris were dumped just off the main road through Fife.
What appeared to be a lorry load of building materials and tyres was piled up near the entrance to the Home Farm View pub in the Chapel area of Kirkcaldy.
A picture collage of the rubbish is in the video above this article.
Meanwhile, what looked like interior fittings stripped from a house, furniture and tyres were left at Heatherywood near Thornton.
Both sites are just off the A92 trunk road.
Fife Council said it would be investigating the latest round of fly-tipping to blight the region.
Labour councillor for Kirkcaldy North Neil Crooks said: “This level of fly tipping beggars belief and looks like possibly a lorry load or two being tipped.
“I have no idea what the punishments are for this abuse but if the public can give any information on this activity I would encourage prosecutors and sheriffs to use the full force of the law against the perpetrators.
“It’s not expensive to dispose of this waste legally and some of the items are household waste which can be disposed of for nothing at our waste recycling centres or picked up at the kerbside for a small charge.”
Mr Crooks raised concerns that waste had been dumped at Heatherywood to “implicate the tenants” of the nearby Gypsy Travellers site.
“The travelling people’s site at Heatherywood have tenants who have been there for years and would no doubt be scunnered by this tipping on the way into their homes.
“In my experience, which goes back to the development of that site in the 90s, the families settled there will be as annoyed at the implication as anyone else getting stuff dumped on their doorstep.”
Council team manager Dawn Jamieson said the local authority would look into the fly-tipping, despite the sites being private land, meaning any clean-up would be the landowner’s responsibility.
She added: “Officers from the parks, streets and open space team will be carrying out a scheduled clean-up of the roadsides around Heatherywood next week.
“There’s no excuse for fly-tipping, which is a blatant disregard of the law and of our outdoor environment. No-one wants to see rubbish dumped in the countryside. It has a direct impact on the condition of our parks, wildlife and areas where we live.
“Anyone caught disposing of their waste illegally will receive a £200 fixed penalty notice. Major offenders may be referred directly to the Procurator Fiscal and could incur fines of up to £40,000.
“Help keep Fife a great place to live, work and visit. Reporting fly-tipping by filling out the form at www.fife.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 03451 55 00 22.”