Fury as entire flat fly-tipped onto street including two sofas and a coffee table

The collection of junk appears to consist of the entire furniture collection of a property and was spotted on the pavement at an address in Leith, Edinburgh on Tuesday morning

A street that was pictured strewn with unwanted furniture after a large amount of junk was fly-tipped has been deemed “not unacceptable”.

The collection of junk appears to consist of the entire furniture collection of a property and was spotted on the pavement at an address in Leith, Edinburgh on Tuesday morning.

Councillor Chas Booth took a photo of the junk in disgust before reporting the incident to the City of Edinburgh Council’s street enforcement team.

The pile-up included two sofas, an armchair, a storage unit and what appeared to be a coffee table laid out next to the communal bins, according to EdinburghLive.

In addition, three divan beds had been piled on top of one another, as well as their accompanying mattresses, an old television and some other smaller items.

Cllr Booth, who has been the Green Councillor for Leith since 2012, told the paper: “It seems like a local resident has decided to set up their living room on the street.

“This is not acceptable at all – the council has a system for picking up bulky items and if residents are disabled or unable to lift furniture themselves then assisted uplifts are also available.

“I have asked the environment wardens to investigate this with a view to enforcement action, and to remove the flytipped materials as soon as possible.”