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Binmen leave rubbish to pile up on Dagenham estate for three weeks

PUBLISHED: 11:44 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:44 16 May 2013

The rubbish

The rubbish

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This is the massive pile of rubbish which built up over three weeks after binmen failed to pick it up.

According to resident Lynn Neary, initially the refuse collectors did not take the rubbish from Bowery Court and Rivington Court, in St Marks Place, Dagenham, on April 19 because cars parked on the pavement made access difficult.

She said that despite the vehicles being moved they did not return to clear the waste until May 2, which meant the pile was left to sit for almost three weeks.

“I called the council three times about it,” she said, “but it was only when Cllr Darren Rodwell got involved that it was collected. This was not a one-off, it’s a regular occurrence. It is not very nice to see or smell and is made worse when the foxes come.”

A council spokesman said: “The reason we were unable to clear this waste was that the refuse vehicle could not get to the bin compound due to parked cars. We are working with the landlord which owns the site to ensure they control parking in such a way that we are able to empty the bins in the future. For the next five weeks we will be monitoring this location to make sure the situation is not repeated.”


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