Workers spent 127 hours removing a staggering 363 bags of litter from an arterial route in Angus.
Charging householders to legally dump their rubbish could trigger a rise in the illegal practice of fly-tipping, environmental campaigners have warned.
Piles of rubbish have been left to accumulate for months at Dundee's revamped £38 million railway station.
Barriers should be installed over the entrance to a Brechin park to prevent unauthorised access, a local community leader has said.
Doctors in Rome have warned of possible health hazards caused by overflowing rubbish bins in city streets as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed waste emergency aggravated by the summer heat.
Angry locals in Aberfeldy have hit out after campers left a mound of rubbish, including broken chairs, beer cans and human waste, in their wake.
The Philippines has shipped 69 containers of what its officials called illegally transported waste back to Canada.
A new recruit has been deployed in the fight to keep an Angus village free of litter.
Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to abandon plans to cut a flight tax and instead “tackle a million tonnes of waste” from Scotland that could be dumped in England.
A 300-year-old sluice gate from a long-gone Dundee mill was among the items found in a city burn during a series of clean-ups.