Cars, fly tips and filth removed in River Road cleanup

PUBLISHED: 10:20 10 January 2018

River Road. Picture: Google

River Road. Picture: Google


Abandoned vehicles, fly tips and tonnes of waste were removed in an major cleanup along River Road.

Teams from Barking and Dagenham Council, the Metropolitan Police Service and Environment Agency took part in the month-long tidy up following concerns over traffic congestion and rubbish being dumped in the area.

Crews cleared 13 fly tips and a dozen abandoned and nuisance vehicles.

Environment Agency officers served a Stop Notice to a waste recycling centre, which has now closed, and two fixed penalty notices from fly tips discovered on Thames Road.

The council says 42 tonnes of waste from the streets of pavements was removed in the operation, which took place in October.

About 1,300 tonnes of silt and debris were removed from gullies between the A13 junction to the MSK Recycling Centre, some of which were dug out by hand as they were solid with mud.

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