YORK residents have been dumping household waste in street litter bins, prompting a stern rebuke from council chiefs.

Warning signs have been put on various bins, including in Lawrence Street, pointing out such behaviour is an offence.

Russell Stone, of City of York Council, said: “The council has scheduled collections for domestic and commercial waste, for recycling and for litter bins, and to overload one service by inappropriate disposal costs the council time and money and spoils the city’s appearance.”