ROGUE traders scourging West Fife's green space have been blasted by Fife Council's environment spokesperson.

There has been yet another case of fly-tipping at the back of Castle Brae, near Sky's base in Dunfermline, and Councillor Ross Vettraino labelled it as the "hight of irresponsibility".

The environmental issue is costing the council tens of thousands of pounds a year.

Cllr Vettraino said: "These are traders that are getting customers to pay for disposal but have decided to take a profit instead.

"It's environmental vandalism.

"The problem is that we have to catch them. I cannot believe that nobody sees these people fly-tipping.

"It's the height of irresponsibility.

"These people do not care about the environment, what goes through someone's mind when they do that?"

This time the mound of rubbish was spotted by local removal business 'Fife Man and a Van', who shared photos to see if any customers paid rogue traders to get rid of the material.

The incident angered businesses who pay to dispose of waste properly.

Commenting on the post, Scott James, said: "This annoys me! I pay a lot of money each year to get rid of all my work waste properly and these clowns just drive somewhere and dump it! Hope they get caught and fined."

Last August, there were concerns that tougher measures and increased charges at Fife Council’s recycling centres could lead to more fly-tipping by businesses.

Councillors agreed on changes that would see the council fully recover the costs of disposing of trade waste in Fife as the cost of getting rid of commercial waste totalled more than £1.5 million a year.

Cllr Vettraino added: "It costs the council tens of thousands of pounds a year – I simply do not know what we can do.

"Fife Council probably has the best waste facilities in the country but it's still not enough.

"What we need is legislation requiring traders to have a waste disposal licence."