Flytippers are using the Dundee’s Caird Park as a dumping ground, according to regular users.
John Richmond, who lives in Maryfield, regularly walks his dog in the park and often encounters rubble, building materials and chemical waste.
He claims most of his complaints have been ignored by Dundee City Council and the local authority is slow to remove the waste when they do respond.
He said: “Much fuss is being made about the Regional Performance Centre in Caird Park but the other side to the story is neglect and abuse of other parts of the park.
“An acetylene cylinder, probably stolen from the performance centre building site, has been dumped in the Gelly burn at least several months ago and is now close to Claverhouse Road.
“It may be in a dangerous condition from being mishandled.”
John said the area north of the cemetery in Caird Park is being used as a dumping ground, blocking the footpath leading to Claverhouse Road.
“No action has been taken by the council despite being informed at the end of November.
“Caird Park is where I take my dog and I regularly see rubbish dumped.
“When I let the council know through their website form or email, my messages are ignored. I get a better response if I call but even then they’re slow to act.
“The paths along the pond are also very neglected and muddy.”
Maryfield councillor Ken Lynn said he would contact council officers and if residents are having issues they should contact councillors.
“My experience is that the council is quick to respond, but if they aren’t doing so then that’s obviously unacceptable. I will be contacting the relevant department.
“Flytipping is an extremely bad practice, it is illegal and you can be fined for it.
“The problem is tracking down the offenders.”
A Dundee City Council spokesperson said: “We have received a complaint and action has been taken to remove the debris.
“Fly tipping is anti-social behaviour that blights the communities and areas where it happens.
“Anyone who does it is acting illegally and we have procedures in place to try and deter this selfish and dishonest activity.
“Through our Take Pride in Your City campaign we aim to encourage everyone to come together to keep the city clean for residents and visitors.
“We would urge anyone who sees fly-tipping happening, or the mess it leaves behind, to contact the council’s website.”