Homeowner’s fury as 8ft high pile of ‘stinking’ rubbish dumped outside his home by ‘nonsensical’ builders


A HOMEOWNER has described his fury as builders proceed to dump a stinking 8ft high mound of rubbish outside his home.

Paul Stephenson says workmen have been piling beds, doorways, plaster and bricks outside his property for over a month.

The rubbish is pouring out onto the pavementCredit: @SnapperSK
Litter and old items are strewn outside
Litter and former objects are strewn outsideCredit: @SnapperSK

Last week, the charity employee could not get to his entrance door in Harborne Lane, Birmingham, as the home subsequent door undergoes a whole filter out.

He says workmen have been gutting the inside – and easily fling objects on the underside beneath, with heaps of it touchdown in his his yard.

“They’ve had no skips, they’ve just thrown it out of the bedroom window into the small front garden and just stacked it,” he instructed The Sun Online.

“It’s literally been 8ft high on the side of my front door and cascading onto the pavement.

“It’s old card, it’s bits of furniture, all the stripped wallpaper, polystyrene, glass, you name it.”


The “final straw” acquired proper right here closing Thursday when the rubbish was piled so high Paul could not enter his home.

“I came home and I literally couldn’t get in my front door,” he stated.

“They’d thrown stuff on the front garden. I’ve got a couple of steps onto the pavement and all that was covered.

“It’s just horrendous and it seems so difficult to get anything positive to happen about it.”

He added: “It’s an ongoing menace actually.

“It smells, I can’t open my windows at the front – well certainly not in the bedroom. And it treads in the house because it’s like wet plaster.”

As efficiently as gathering on the facet of his home, the rubbish may be scattered onto the pavement.

Paul, who has lived inside the home all his life, has complained to Birmingham City Council over flytipping and potential vermin factors.

He has furthermore contacted the fireside service.

“My largest concern over the summer time season was it being a hearth hazard.

“I have reported it to the fire service a couple of times but apparently they can’t do anything unless it’s on fire. It’s nonsensical.”

Paul’s neighbour Jean, who owns a hairdresser’s subsequent door says the grime has even made it is methodology into her salon as it is trodden in.

She stated: “Two blokes acquired proper right here on Thursday and began eradicating bits and objects, they pulled the mattress out and left it on Paul’s property.

“I’ve reported it so many times and nothing has been done. The rubbish has been there for about a month. They’ve ripped everything out.”

Other properties on the road have furthermore acquired stacks of litter outside them, nonetheless Paul says these are unrelated and believes they’ve skips outside.

He stated: “We are slightly isolated but further up the road there’s another couple of properties that are having work done – I see those do seem to have skips – the property next to myself, they haven’t had any skips, that’s the problem.”

The disgruntled home-owner says the council acquired in contact with him this week and a neighborhood councillor may be now understood to be coping with the difficulty.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson stated: “This matter is currently under investigation in an attempt to resolve the issues as soon as possible.”

You can see the mound from across the road
You can see the mound from all via the freewayCredit: @SnapperSK
Cardboard boxes block the front entrance of another door down the street
Cardboard packing containers block the doorway entrance of one totally different door down the roadCredit: @SnapperSK
The mess can be seen piled high
The mess might probably be seen piled highCredit: @SnapperSK
The rubbish has allegedly been piling up outside Paul's home for over a month
The rubbish has allegedly been piling up outside Paul’s home for over a monthCredit: BPM
A bed, door and plaster can be seen blocking the entrance to both homes
A mattress, door and plaster might probably be seen blocking the doorway to each housesCredit: BPM

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