A workman dumped a skip full of rubbish into a grieving woman’s driveway following an apparent row over a mattress.
Lynn Prestage said she paid £192 to hire the skip after her mum died and asked a third-party company to collect it on Friday which was the day of the funeral.
However when Lytham St Annes Skip Hire arrived to collect the skip Monday from Lynn’s home in Blackpool, Lancashire, they said it had “double the amount of waste that the skip would hold”.
The local firm claim Lynn had ordered a small skip which was packed with too much waste for them to safely remove and she became abusive when they broke the news to her.
It is claimed the skip operator drove off after three mattresses were laid on top of the household waste before he returned an hour.
The video clip uploaded on Facebook by Lynn shows the rubbish on her driveway.
She wrote: “This is what happens when you pay £200 for a skip, only for them to moan about taking mattresses when it was confirmed as ok.
“He thought it was acceptable to empty the lot over our drive.
“Now it’s a fight to get our money back if they answer the phone.”
Speaking from her home Lynn told The Sun the skip driver refused to take the load of mattresses, drove off and returned an hour later.
She said: “He hooked up the skip, cut the rope we had used to hold down the load, and proceeded to drag the skip down my driveway.
“The contents were fly-tipped on my driveway as we had an argument with the driver.
“Now the company says we will have to wait to get our money back.”
Lytham St Annes Skip Hire wrote a statement on its Facebook page saying it was a case of a customer “trying to get more than what they have paid for”.
The post read: “You may see a video being shared of a skip having been tipped out on a driveway by ourselves.
“This was a result of a customer who booked through a third party broker attempting to dispose of double the amount of waste that the skip would hold.
“We had attempted to collect the skip once and had a wasted journey, and asked the customer to level the load.
“We returned to find an additional two mattresses added.
“Greedy boards or any kind of waste ‘jenga’ above the level of the skip is not acceptable.
“It is also dangerous to transport and is at the drivers discretion as can risk their licence.
“Please see this for what it is, someone trying to get more than what they have paid for and unable to see their wrong doing or be fair.”