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Shocking video shows brazen ‘fly-tipper’ dumping rubbish on West London estate

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A brazen fly-tipper spent three minutes dumping at least twenty seven items of rubbish into disgusted neighbours’ bins – and was caught on camera doing it.

This video filmed by a frustrated Hayes resident of Cornelia Drive, shows a man dumping furniture and rubbish bags into the household bins.

Residents say the man does not live in their block of flats and has no right to be using their bin. He tells the resident filming he is not fly-tipping because the waste is not being left on the floor.

Residents say they are sick of the waste problem, which has attracted rats. They claim their housing association, A2Dominion, has failed to take action.

The four large bins serving the estates’ 24 households are said to be overflowing on a daily basis.

Resident Mushtaq Mohammed showed the Local Democracy Reporting Service the piles of rubbish on July 23.

The 65-year-old said: “This is all the time, this is just a little. I feel bad, bad, if you’re living here it makes you sick. I’ve never in all my life seen something like that.”

Rat infestation

Residents say rats have caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their cars

Dumping is not the only issue. Residents say there is a rat infestation causing wires in their cars to be chewed and costing hundreds in repairs.

Mushtaq said it cost him £300 to fix the cables in his car after a rat chewed through them.

Another long-term resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s got worse and worse and worse. We’ve got to the point now where it’s too much.

“I’ve been sending emails for over 15 years, no one calls you back. All we get is, ‘we’re doing what we can’.

“It’s got to me so much, I’m desperate, if someone said to me right now pack your bags, I’d pack my bags and go.”

CCTV demands

Fire, Hayes

Firefighters respond after fridges and other fly-tipped furniture catch fire on May 14, 2021

When a heap of dumped fridges caught fire in May, a group of 15 residents wrote a letter to A2Dominion demanding CCTV cameras, removal of the waste, fines for the fly-tippers and action over anti-social behaviour.

A2Dominion replied that they required proof to take any action over the dumping and said it would charge residents to install cameras or remove waste.

In response to this story, Dawn Wightman, director of housing services at A2Dominion, said: “We want all of our customers to enjoy living in their homes and we are sorry that our residents at Cornelia Drive have been experiencing these issues.

“There has been an ongoing problem with fly-tipping in the bin area and this has unfortunately attracted rodents.

“We are working hard to tackle this and our pest control contractors have visited the area four times since May, with a further visit scheduled this month.

“We have been removing fly-tipped waste on a regular basis and we want to tackle the root cause of the problem.

“We were particularly concerned about the recent fire in the outdoor car park, and although it was reported as a non-emergency, we are looking into how we responded to this incident.

“We have carried out regular estate inspections at Cornelia Drive but are keen to work with our residents and would welcome the opportunity to meet with them to do a joint inspection.

“It is important that residents tell us about any issues they are experiencing and they can do this by contacting our Customer Contact Centre.”

If you have been impacted by housing issues, please contact [email protected]

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