Overflowing rubbish dumped at recycling centres during the Christmas period has prompted renewed calls for CCTV to deter fly-tippers.
Eden District councillors in Penrith, Cumbria said present packaging and beer boxes had been left around full bins.
Commercial waste is also believed to have been dumped, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.
Councillor Jonathan Davies said the yearly piled-up rubbish was “ridiculous”.
When a recycling bin is full people “just lift the lid and stuff it with more” or dump things next to it, he said.