What a load of rubbish!
FRUSTRATED neighbours say the council’s attitude stinks after their rubbish was left spilling out onto the street when bin-men claimed their access was blocked.
Residents in Annabel Court, New Road, Rainham, say black bags were spilling out of the storage unit and attracting vermin.
Nicola Worsford, who lives near to the bin store, contacted council officails about the health issue on numerous occasions but says she got nowhere.
Havering Council says refuse collectors were forced to leave the rubbish because someone put furniture in the unit and said thoughtless fly-tippers were to blame.
Ms Worsford, 23, who has lived in her home for two years, said: “I live next door to it and it stinks, it’s spilling out of the door. I have been out there and throwing the bags in the back to try and shut the door because there are maggots in it.
You may also want to watch:
“They say they won’t collect while there is furniture in it and Homes in Havering can’t give us a date, so god knows how long it is going to take. It’s petty and someone would have to crawl over the rubbish bags to get to the furniture, so it doesn’t make sense.”
After the Recorder contacted Havering Council on Wednesday the rubbish was cleared along with the furniture.
- 1 Romford’s M&S staff go viral with Thriller dance TikTok video
- 2 How Romford are you? Test yourself with our quiz
- 3 New social housing allocation system for Havering approved
- 4 Brentwood attack: CCTV appeal after man repeatedly kicked in head
- 5 'I don't feel safe': Mother who uses wheelchair calls for suitable home
- 6 Sewage floods home of family with one-day-old newborn after heavy rain
- 7 Fire and highwaymen: The history of Hornchurch's old archway
- 8 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 9 Man 'wraps metal chain around woman's neck' in Hornchurch park attack
- 10 Drains in area repeatedly flooded to be next inspected during bad weather
A spokesman said Thursday collections were put back to Friday, as it was a Bank Holiday, but collectors were obstructed, so they took photographic evidence and drove away.