Harrow Council has warned residents about a scam telling them that the Council no longer collects waste including eggshells, cat litter, used tissues and mouldy food. The false advice threatens anyone who fails to comply with a fine.
The fake leaflet, which is green and has several spelling mistakes, does not mention Harrow or carry the Harrow Council logo or colours. It has been posted through doors in the south of the borough.
“We urge everyone to ignore this leaflet – and throw it away. Our waste collection services are unchanged, with collections for food, recycling and general waste – plus the subscription garden waste service,” said Cllr Graham Henson, Portfolio Holder for Enviornment, Crime and Community Safety.
He continued: “This leaflet is being circulated by some nasty individual who wants to make people suffer and make Harrow dirtier – all for their own amusement. We would be very interested to know who this is and speak with them – so if you see someone circulating this leaflet please do contact the Council and let me know about it.”