Volunteers spent two days clearing fly-tipped rubbish from a local passageway as part of efforts to make our neighbourhood greener and cleaner.
The action days on Saturday 15th and 22nd of May saw HCRA members turn out to shift piles of junk, rubble and green waste that had been dumped in the passage that runs between homes in Rosslyn Crescent and Woodlands Road.
The area has been cleared many times by local residents but continues to be used illegally as a dumping ground.
Items cleared included a mouldy mattress, bottles, cans, old toys, car parts and other pieces of rusty metal, broken garden furniture and ornaments, and car tyres
HCRA hired a chipper to help reduce dumped garden waste to mulch.
Rubbish collected at the top of the passage will be removed on June 24th when HCRA’s annual Dump Run event takes place.
“Everyone worked really hard and made a huge difference and I’d like to thank all those who took part,” said HCRA chair Brett Lake-Benson.
“There are many ways to dispose of rubbish legally in Harrow. The council will collect items of bulky waste for free and we are close to the town dump.
“We urge local residents not to dump more rubbish in this or any other local passageway – or in the street.”
To help combat fly-tipping and support those without their own transport, HCRA takes junk to the local dump for free once a year.
Look out for more details on how you can get involved in this year’s Dump Run.