MORE “disgusting” piles of filth and rubbish have been dumped at a Hampshire recycling centre.

Cardboard boxes, children’s toys and a a bicycle are just some of the items left by fly tippers n a car park beside the River Itchen in Southampton.

Locals have criticised the city council for taking too long to remove the mountain of rubbish, saying it started to build up before Christmas.

A baby chair, rubble and old clothes were among the objects dumped in the car park - often under the cover of darkness.

One of the fabric bins had been broken open and the contents inside left strewn across the carpark.

One user of the local park nearby said the rubbish had be “piling up for weeks”.

They added: “It just looks disgusting, it makes the whole area seem really scruffy.

“I wish people would stop being so lazy and just take their rubbish to the tip like any other person would.”

This is the second time this year that rubbish has been dumped at the carpark on Woodmill Lane.

In January a rotting turkey carcasses and a bottle of urine were among the hundreds of items left by fly tippers at the recycling centre.

The post-Christmas period is normally a busy time of year for recycling centres but the sea of waste made it difficult for people to reach the bins and deposit items that could be sold for charity.

Some of the bins are clothing banks installed in aid of two good causes supported by the mayor of Southampton, Cllr Stephen Barnes-Andrews.

He is raising funds for the Rose Road Association, which provides vital services for more than 400 children and young people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism.

A spokesperson from Southampton City Council said: “To fly-tip any item, large or small, is not only illegal but also a very antisocial act.

“It is a great shame that some individuals are willing to undertake this action rather than to dispose of unwanted items properly at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Millbrook or to use the council’s bulky item collection service.

“We would urge anyone who has any knowledge of this incident to contact us via our website

“Unfortunately certain areas in the city are hotspots for the illegal dumping of rubbish.

“While there are no current plans to install CCTV on this site, we do all we can to monitor these areas and to clean up fly-tipping incidents as soon as we are made of aware of a problem.

“Residents can report fly tipping on the council’s website.”