Used nappies were left on the road at least five times in and around a village and no one can figure out why.

A bunch of used nappies were left on Bedmond Road near Abbots Langley and were spotted by neighbours living in the area on Sunday morning (June 23).

Three Rivers District Council said this is the fifth time nappies have been dumped in the area. In one instance, the nappies were left in Abbots Langley High Street.

Andrew Taylor was driving his family to St Lawrence Church in Abbots Langley Village at 9.45am when he discovered the nappies.

Mr Taylor said: “We were gobsmacked. It must have been chucked out of a moving vehicle and they get moved around by cars and wind. It's socially unacceptable.”

“It’s a filthy thing to do. Disposable bags are available, and the council will collect it in their regular collections, its just an unnecessary thing to do.

“It's costly because the council has to provide facilities to clean up after them.

“Most people are law abiding citizens and all we can do is keep our eyes peeled and see if we can catch anything. It’s just pure laziness.”