A fly-tipping site recently cleared by council binmen was actually an exhibit room at the Tate Modern. A concerned member of the public had phoned a 24hour emergency helpline to get rubbish removed and the binmen turned up a fortnight later and duly removed it.
Many were shocked at the amount rubbish they found there and experienced workers said it was one of the worst cases they had seen. Bob Carroll, a man with 25 years experience of collecting waste, said he had never seen anything like it.
"When we arrived there the place was in a right state. It was full of crap. The whole floor was covered with chairs, beds, seeds and bricks. My team are serious about rubbish and many worked in their own time to clear it. The people ought to be ashamed of themselves".
However, one curator at the Tate Modern was less impressed with their efforts.
"I can't believe they've cleared the whole room and thrown everything onto the local tip. How could they not see this was modern art? Does it look like a pile of crap to you?"