The bedroom of sixteen-year-old Tom Sides has been officially designated a landfill site by his local council’s environmental health department.
‘I was quite amazed when I saw this young man’s bedroom,’ said Jim Croft of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council. ‘I immediately designated it a major landfill site – possibly the largest in Europe.’
Tom’s mother, Brenda, said she had warned him several times that she was going to call in the council if he didn’t tidy his bedroom. ‘You know what teenagers are like,’ she said. ‘Promises, promises, but all he did was chuck out a couple of his mates who had been on a six-month sleepover and a motor bike he’s been tinkering with for ages.’
‘It just sort of built up,’ explained Tom. ‘The first time I realised anything was wrong when seagulls started visiting my bedroom and adding to the crap.’