A RAYNERS Lane alleyway has become a hotspot for flytippers blocking residents' garages with tyres, fridge freezers and rubbish.
The enormous pile of waste appeared in the passage running between the garages and gardens of Kings Road and Ravenswood Crescent, Harrow, on April 28.
Angry neighbours have complained to Harrow Council, but because the alleyway is private the council has not removed the tip.
Rosemary Lawani, of Ravenswood Crescent, believes she should not be made to clear up other people's mess.
She said: "The situation has got worse. It looks disgusting. People are just dumping anything they like down here. It is horrible and grotty and this whole area is turning into a pig sty. It is like living in a shanty town."
David McKinven, 43, of Kings Road, forked out nearly £700 on a fence to stop people flytipping outside his garage. He said: "People were dumping stolen cars, tyres and all sorts. I couldn't get into the garage, and it is a major safety hazard.
"Children could have been getting up to mischief and setting the tyres on fire. I have actually counted around 100 tyres in that alleyway. I am sick of it. Why should the residents have to pay to have them removed?"
People want the council to put up gates to block the passageway, like work which has been carried out in alleyways coming off surrounding roads.
But a spokeswoman from the council said it will get people who are carrying out community service in the borough to clear the alleyway.
She said: "As far as Harrow Council is aware the alleyway is privately owned and therefore the council is not responsible for its maintenance.
"However, the council is aware that residents are concerned about the flytipping problem and is going to put forward that the area be cleared by Community Payback Scheme.
"As a long-term solution residents can contact the council's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit and put forward a proposal to have metal gates installed."
For more information call Harrow Council on 020 8863 5611.