IT is hard to understand the kind of mentality that makes some people think it is OK to just dump their unwanted rubbish.

Fly-tipping is a scourge. It blights neighbourhoods, and ruins pristine countryside. And it’s all because those responsible are too lazy to dispose of their rubbish properly - or don’t want to pay.

We are delighted therefore to report that, since City of York Council was given the power to impose ‘on-the-spot’ fines, it has fined 15 people a total of more than £3,000 for fly-tipping.

Good. Let’s see more of this. Fly-tippers have to learn that their selfish behaviour will cost them more than behaving like responsible citizens.