Councillors in Gloucestershire are up in arms about the number of domestic appliances that are being disposed of illegally in the county.
By law, appliances such as ovens and fridges that have stopped working and are no longer suitable for appliance repairs need to be disposed of correctly. Most consumers choose to visit household waste recycling centres but in Tewskesbury, fly-tipping has become increasingly common.
According to a report by The Citizen newspaper, residents of Sandhurst Lane, four miles to the north of the city, are regularly finding old appliances dumped in the road.
One resident told the newspaper: "We have had fly tipping problems for years, but it has never been as bad as this. It really is beyond a joke and it needs to be stopped."
The latest incident saw appliances dumped in the middle of the road and the police had to be called in to help prevent an accident.
Councillor Jim Mason of Tewkesbury Borough Council said: "Fly tipping is illegal and it's something we take very seriously. To help combat the issue, we strongly encourage our residents to report any cases to us."