South London backyard filled with maggots after garbage bin assortment was disrupted


Maggots infested a house in Croydon after the council reportedly failed to pick up its trash cans for four weeks.

The south London resident shared a video of the maggot infestation on Twitter last week.

He wrote: “The Croydon Council is the worst! They come every two weeks to collect rubbish bins. But you decide to take half of my trash cans and leave the rest for another 2 weeks and that happens …

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“Maggots all over my front house!”

The shocking video shows a swarm of maggots on the grass in their front yard, the path outside, their front wall and even in flower pots.

The man claimed that his trash cans were only partially used up with the last collection, the rest sat and festered for four weeks.

According to local residents, the Croydon Council now only collects trash cans every two weeks.

Many locals accepted the comments to complain about the new measure.

One woman said, “This whole bins-collection-every-two-weeks makes absolutely no sense !!!”

Another replied: “Yes, I don’t even live in London and it is like that here! There are only two adults and one baby in my house and two weeks is too long. I can’t imagine a house with more people. “

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Another agreed: “This is crazy. I mean, after a week the trash piles up, so two weeks is crazy. No, the council must remedy the situation because that is not true. “

Another warned the tweeter of what would happen next.

He wrote, “They are going to turn into flies … It’s about to get PEAK.”

A helpful resident suggested boiling water, beer line cleaner, and a fly bag to help control the infestation.

Others suggested filing a complaint with Croydon City Council or contacting the local government ombudsman.

The Croydon Council was asked for comment but did not respond at the time of publication.

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