So please keep an eye open for the so-called 'rag&bone' people who are doing this. They get paid to pick up trash & household rubbish - particularly after a decoration - and are supposed to dump it legitimately.
But what I personally (and a few other residents) have seen is - that while they trawl the estates looking for 'scrap metal' (incidentally - all our 1st garden tools were also classified as 'scrap metal' - straight out of the storage cupboard) - they casually dump any unwanted junk from their paid journey here. Of course - this means that they never ever get to the council dump, but merely spread this junk all along their trawling route.
I have managed to get rid of most of this latest fly-tipped rubbish (thanks Tom) legitimately - but please keep an eye on these vans that come around. The police have advised us to try and sneak a few photos of them in action - and pass them on to Sgt Port.
Also - if you have any large household furniture items that need taken away - remember it's absolutely free! All you have to do is ring Hackney Councils Bulky Waste Hotline on 020 8356 6688 - or go online at http://www.hackney.gov.uk/ew-household-waste-special-collection-for-large-items-528.htm