CCTV cameras are to be installed to catch culprits responsible for fly tipping in Bedfont.
Following repeated reports of sacks of unwanted goods and piles of rubbish being dumped outside the Tesco Express store on Staines Road, Hounslow council has joined forces with the supermarket giant to put a stop to the issue.
The move is in response to the latest incident which saw a mountain of bags removed from the area in a month-long fight taken on by local resident Andi Barnes, with support from Bedfont ward councillor Sam Christie.
Mr Barnes, who first complained in March of litter embedded into the grass verge outside the supermarket, pursued the issue which escalated as people began to pile up bags overnight turning the area into a dump yard.
He said: "I definitely welcome CCTV. This would help in ensuring that this corner of Bedfont is kept pleasant.
"I hope that Tesco take this opportunity to make this plot something that Bedfont can be proud of."
Although the fly tipping has taken place on private land and therefore is the responsibility of the land owner, in this case Hounslow council is taking a stern approach to the issue and is considering CCTV cameras to catch people red-handed.
Councillor Richard Foote, cabinet member for community protection at Hounslow Council, said: "In this instance Hounslow council's enforcement team has been working closely with Tesco to tackle the reoccurring issue of fly tipping outside their Bedfont store.
"The council's enforcement team pro-actively investigated the fly tipping by going through the bags of rubbish to link the waste to any individual, business or property.
"We are looking to install CCTV cameras to help identify anyone fly tipping at this spot in the future.
"We will not hesitate to prosecute those who are responsible where we have the evidence to do so."
The council has been on the receiving end of complaints regarding missed collections with people living at Osterley Lodge recently suffering from overflowing bins , while the 'Clean for the Queen' events have proved a success in the borough.
Tesco previously told Getwestlondon its maintenance teams will carry out regular checks to ensure the area stays clean.
The council is urging people to report fly tipping in this area with the date, time and vehicle registration to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Tesco Bedfont'.