Neighbours have reached breaking point as their bins remain uncollected for four weeks in a street in Feltham.
Angry Stephen Rushton of Snakey Lane says he and his wife have had to ‘dodge vermin’ on their recent walks.
The couple are fed up after countless calls made to Hounslow council resulted in a dead end with bins piling up outside their home and at two other houses in the street.
Not only that, but it has attracted rats and foxes to the area with the homeowners having to clean up and re-bag the waste.
Mr Rushton, who suffers from depression, said it is now four weeks since the last collection was made on January 28. He added that, with the council planning on charging for garden waste collection soon, this was unacceptable.
He said: “Our bins have not been collected for one month.
“We have contacted the council on eight occasions between the three of our houses.
“Now we have got rats.
“My wife suffers from MS and she cannot walk that well, and when she does walk up and down the path we now have to dodge vermin.
“I have had to re-bag my rubbish after the foxes have been through it.
“I have been living here for 19 years and never had a problem until now.”
The first time a call was made to the council was on February 12, after the bins had not been collected for a second week in a row.
The houses in the area are expected to receive their new wheelie bins this week, according to a letter sent to Mr Rushton, and were delivered on Thursday (February 25).
Hounslow council has been contacted for a comment.