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Ealing resident sends council string of tweets due to 'disgusting' litter problem

The tweets began more than two weeks ago (July 15) with the problem continuing to mount

Resident complains to Ealing council on twitter(Image: UGC TMS)

An Ealing resident has became frustrated with Ealing Council's efforts to reduce a constant bin issue in Hanwell.

The resident, who asked not be named, started to tweet the council more than two weeks ago (July 15) when she spotted bin bags piling up on the corner of the street on her way to work.

At first she sent a picture detailing "it's like this every week" and that they should "do something about it".

Ealing street bin issue continues(Image: UGC TMS)

"It it's just disgusting having to pass the mountain of rubbish everyday, this has been on going for a while," said the 32-year-old.

"On a hot day like it has been in the last couple of weeks you can smell the rubbish from the other end of Maunder Road."

She added: "It attracts fox at night, they tear open the bin bags, then they defecate and leave their mess, rubbish is scattered across Maunder Road which then attracts flies."

The problem was cleared on July 19 but a mere five days later the issue once again ensued.

The resident has sent 12 tweets to the council's Twitter account but claims they have not been as helpful as they should be.

"They have asked me several times where the rubbish is, once they told me they had cleared the rubbish but it was still there when I came back from work.

Street view of where the rubbish is left(Image: Google Street View)

"They then told me the rubbish had been fly tipped again since the collection, the rubbish was there for over a week before anyone came to collect it.

"Had I not complained about the rubbish, the rubbish would still be there, they collect the other residents' rubbish that is in bins provided by the council on collection day but they never collect the mountain of rubbish that I have been complaining about.

"I have suggested to the council to provide them with bins, surely that would save the council money instead of sending out another waste disposal team to clear up again after collection day."

"Litter mess seems to be happening throughout the borough at present which is attracting unwanted parasites to the area," she added.

It attracts fox at night who then leave a mess, they tear open the bin sacks, the fox sometimes leave their mess, which attracts flies and this most prob attracts others to fly tip aswell.

And although she stated she did not set up her Twitter account to the send the pictures to the authority, she feels it is her only option.

"No it wasn't but unfortunately it seems Twitter is the only way the council will respond.

"We had issues before regarding our own bin collection. We had a food waste bin which they left for two weeks two summers ago, everyday we called and they did not collect and there was always an excuse why they kept missing our collection.

"It attracts foxes at night who then leave a mess, they tear open the bin sacks, the fox sometimes leave their mess, which attracts flies and this most probably attracts others to fly tip aswell."

A council spokesperson said: “Weekly collections are taking place on Maunder Road and Boston Road as scheduled.”

“There appears to be an issue of fly-tipping here and we have added these locations to the schedule of enhanced investigation by our enforcement crews.

“Residents rightly want us to take tough action against fly-tippers, and our dedicated enforcement crews are in place to crack down on the small number of irresponsible people who illegally dump waste on our streets.

"We also work to ensure that residents are able to recycle waste wherever possible and more than 50% of household waste is now recycled in Ealing, putting the borough second for recycling rates across the whole of London.”

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