What a load of rubbish! Ilford residents shocked after litter dump

PUBLISHED: 16:04 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 18:02 20 February 2015

Rubbish dumped in Tavistock Gardens, Goodmayes on Friday afternoon Photo credit: Steve Golding

Rubbish dumped in Tavistock Gardens, Goodmayes on Friday afternoon Photo credit: Steve Golding


Bin men have dumped an unwanted smelly surprise onto a residential road this afternoon.

Collecting rubbish in Tavistock Gardens, Ilford, workers came into difficulties around 3pm when their truck deposited a load of household waste into the street.

“The back of the truck started opening and then it tried to close again before it dumped it onto the road,” said resident Steve Golding, 54.

“It looked like a pile of you know what in the middle of the road. The street has horrible smell now.

“One neighbour came out of her house to see what was happening but she shot back into her house when she saw.”

“It is household waste – all black bags and there is other stuff as well. It is quite disgusting.”

A mechanical issue, according to Redbridge Council, was the cause of the problem.

The council spokesman said: “Unfortunately one of our refuse trucks suffered a malfunction while in Tavistock Gardens.

“The back of the vehicle had a mechanical failure and while the crew were trying to close it, it accidently tipped some rubbish into the street.”

The bin men have since cleared the rubbish thanks to a resident’s hose pipe.

“The cleansing team will also visit the road with a mechanical sweeper during the weekend to ensure that the road is cleaned thoroughly,” the council spokesman also added.

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