Redbridge Council pledges to solve Seven Kings ‘dumping ground’ causing misery for residents

Bags of rubbish are regularly dumped in Chester Road, Seven Kings

Bags of rubbish are regularly dumped in Chester Road, Seven Kings - Credit: Archant

“Hundreds” of bin bags have been piling up in a Seven Kings street - leaving rats, flies and a horrible smell for residents.

The rubbish is added to the heap in Chester Road until Redbridge Council is alerted and removes the waste, when the pile starts growing again.

A resident, who did not want to be named, said the problem had started after a new block of flats was built.

He added: “One person starts putting bags down then everyone does. It’s become a dumping ground for that part of Seven Kings.”

A council spokesman said flat developers failed to notify refuse collectors before people moved into the block, meaning collections were not arranged.

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He added: “We are now making the necessary arrangements with the developer for collections to commence so that these issues can be resolved.”

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