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‘Disgusting mountain of rubbish’ dumped outside Clerkenwell Travelodge

PUBLISHED: 12:39 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 13 September 2018

Residents in the selected area must use red bin bags and put out rubbish between 7pm and 7am. Picture: Jim Anderson

Residents in the selected area must use red bin bags and put out rubbish between 7pm and 7am. Picture: Jim Anderson

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Neighbours have expressed their “disgust” at piles of rubbish which they say are regularly appearing outside a Travelodge in Clerkenwell.

The waste is being dumped by the side entrance to the Travelodge Royal Scott Hotel, in 100 Kings Cross Road.

This faces into Great Percy Street, which is residential, and neighbours claim it looks and “horrible” and is attracting vermin to the area.

Jim Anderson, of Great Percy Street, said “This disgusting mountain of rubbish occurs quite regularly, remaining and growing for several days.

“It will be cleared eventually but looks horrible and attracts vermin and scavengers.”

A Travelodge spokesperson said: “We would like to sincerely apologise to our customers and local residents about the inconvenience caused by the £1 million refurbishment work currently being undertaken at our London Kings Cross Royal Scot Travelodge hotel.

“Unfortunately we had experienced an issue with the on-site waste compactor which has now been resolved and the area has been cleaned up.”

The rubbish has since been cleaned up.

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