Residents have been urged to refrain from fly-tipping as it’s confirmed Dundee and Angus recycling centres will remain shut until further notice.
The city’s two sites at Riverside and Baldovie have been closed since lockdown measures were put in place last month.
There have been various reports of increased fly-tipping in hotspots such as the Monifieth and Sidlaws boundaries.
Land behind Dundee Ice Arena, space near the former Venue Nightclub at the Stack Leisure Park, and various locations at West Pitkerro Industrial Estate have also been targeted.
A Dundee City Council spokesperson said: “In order to comply with Scottish Government guidance in relation to physical distancing the recycling centres will be closed until further notice.
“Unfortunately we are unable to say when they are likely to re-open but our aim is to get our services back to normal as soon as possible.
“We would ask residents to please hang on to any bulky waste until the sites reopen, not be tempted to fly tip and please refrain from burning any waste at this time.”
It comes after locals were urged not to have bonfires and garden fires during lockdown.
The fresh appeal follows a “concerning” number of recent complaints to Dundee City Council about bonfire smoke coming from gardens.