Hounslow's bins got nationwide notoriety this week as none other than the postman off EastEnders referenced them during Monday night's (September 12) episode .
Albert Square's fictional residents were up in arms after learning their bin collections would now be every two weeks rather than weekly, in a storyline that mirrored the frustration felt by real life Londoners faced with similar changes in recent months.
Masood, the postie tasked with delivering the council's letters informing residents, warned there could soon be "rats the size of Mini Metros", like he had heard about in Hounslow after it switched to fortnightly collections.
The mention was appreciated by viewers, who took to Twitter to express their joy at the newfound fame of their borough's bins.
And it wasn't just the Twittersphere that got all excited about the EastEnders reference to west London waste management. Masood and Carmel's flirty conversation proceeded to get viewers a bit hot under the collar.
However, not everyone was excited about the Hounslow name-drop on BBC television, as Hounslow Council contacted getwestlondon to point out it had not in fact introduced fortnightly collections at all.
Although they have been announced, the new rota is due to come into play in spring 2017.
It seems Melvin here had spotted the error before most of us
There have, however, been changes to garden waste collections in Hounslow, which now cost £50 a year, and unpopular wheelie bins have been brought in.
Wheelie bins have also been introduced in Ealing, where they haven't been much more popular.
As the bin-gate storyline rumbles on in Albert Square, we're looking forward to another reference to west London waste.
Four other west London bin dramas Masood could mention
- The time when councillors joined bin men in Ealing to begin the new wheelie bin collections
- The pensioner who was charged by police with harassment over a protest against wheelie bins
- That time bins in Feltham went uncollected for four weeks - and there really were some big rats involved there
- Or what about when a Westminster woman was forced to follow her bin lorry to the tip and dig through tonnes of rubbish to find her lost tortoise who had been accidentally binned?