I am preparing a vocabulary sheet about the environment for my private students and I am stuck on one expression.
You know when you drive past some fields or in the open countryside and you come across abandoned sofas, washing machines, bath tubs, or rusting vespas that have been left there to "rot"? What do you call that type of rubbish or trash?
It's not litter because that's more to do with discarded crisp (chips) bags, paper, bottles, plastic containers and the like. It's obviously not a landfill because that is the place where all the refuse and waste is taken and then covered with soil. Can I call the act of transporting large heavy goods to intentionally abandon them in the countryside, dumping?
deposit or dispose of (garbage, waste, or unwanted material), typically in a careless or hurried way.
Is there a more specific term or phrase for this type of vandalism?