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Enforce waste collection & recycling rules on HMOs and multi-tenant properties in the East Acton ward.

To enforce waste collection & recycling rules on HMOs and multi-tenant properties in the East Acton ward.

East Acton Ward, especially the Old Oak Conservation Area’s railway cottages and Wells House Road, has a large number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and other multi-tenant properties.

Landlords’ failure to provide adequate waste and recycling storage facilities and education of their tenants on collection rules as well as tenants’ failure to follow the rules, is leading to daily fly-tipping in the ward as well as making local fly and vermin problems much worse. 

This is the third consecutive summer where residents have so many flies in their homes that they have to cover food and drinks at all times to avoid health risks.

This petition calls on the council to fully enforce its waste collection & recycling rules on these landlords and tenants, especially since these problems have become much worse since weekly waste/recycling collections were taken away. 


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Thursday, 28 June 2018
Sunday, 29 July 2018
The Island Triangle Residents Association
This petition currently has 77 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
77 electronic signatures
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Judith Barkas
Ginevra Benedetti
Alison Brayshaw
Marek Brzegowski
Annette Burke
Alan Cartwright
Arjun Chandna
Julie Chansing
brian collins
Hollie Crilly
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:

Thank you, Mr Walker,

You highlight a key challenge facing the council, a mixture of enforcement, pressure on services and the need for citizens & others to take more responsibility.

Our communities are changing, our funds have been drastically reduced yet the pressures still rise.

 I will look to see how we can join up our services to deliver better collection, to encourage good citizenship and ensure enforcement is firm but fair. It won’t be easy, but we will try.

 Local people must know their responsibilities when it comes to waste

Ealing Council is launching a major campaign to highlight how rubbish and bulky waste should be disposed of correctly in shared housing, HMOs and flats next week.

By raising awareness of the law for both tenants and landlords, the council aims to curb the rubbish and household items ending up on the borough’s streets as unsightly and illegal fly-tips.

On Monday 6th August we are holding a launch event

Residents, tenants, landlords, estate agents, letting agents and housing associations across the borough are invited to attend and find out information about their legal responsibilities around waste, and how they can help Ealing council crack down on illegal disposal and fly-tipping.

 Landlords of flats, HMOs and privately rented properties are required by law to provide facilities for waste storage for tenants to dispose of household waste.

They also must take responsibility for waste items left by departed tenants and dispose of them responsibly.


It’s never acceptable to leave waste items or bags of rubbish on the street or in a public area. The council’s specialist enforcement teams crack down on fly-tipping by investigating and fining perpetrators.

Landlords and tenants of HMOs are both urged to know their responsibilities and ensure they avoid fines and even prosecutions by disposing of rubbish properly.

Landlords and tenants in flats and shared housing have an important role to play in ensuring that waste items, old furniture and appliances, and other rubbish is disposed of properly.

Fly-tipping is a real problem nationally and we will not hesitate to find and fine those who dumps rubbish on our streets.

The council is offering support and guidance to landlords and tenants of HMOs so they can stay on the right side of the law and contribute to a cleaner borough for all.

The launch event will take place from 12-7pm on Monday 6 August, in Committee Room 1 in Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road.

I hope this will assure you that we take these issues seriously

Finally, I will task the enforcement team with looking at the specific issues where you are so that we can identify a proper solution, change behaviour and if necessary crack down on those that are failing to keep our borough clean.

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