A MAN has hit out in anger at the mountains of rubbish piled up near to his home.

Imraan Valimulla said the rubbish has been dumped in the backyards of nearby properties in Audley Range, Blackburn and is spilling into his own home.

He claimed householders are also dumping waste in his bin and in the back alley behind his home, leaving the area infested with rats.

Mr Valimulla, of nearby Walter Street, has called for the council to take action.

He said: “For over a decade, I’ve been complaining to the council and to my local councillors about the rubbish from households in Audley Range.

“The council put cameras up at the back of my house to try and catch the perpetrators but they didn’t work as they weren’t positioned properly.

“There is general and recyclable waste that is dumped in the backyards in Audley Range but which spills into my own home.

“It’s also left by householders in my own bin or in the back alley, which is behind my house.

“It’s creating a problem with rat infestation and is very unsightly and smells.

“The area where I live has definitely got a lot worse over the years and the streets aren’t as clean as they were.

“This is atrocious and action needs to be taken against this problem by the council.”

Cllr Salim Sidat, who represents the Audley ward on Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “I’m aware of the complaints that have been made and the enforcement team at he council are looking into it.”

Borough environment boss Cllr Jim Smith said: “Unfortunately, people dumping rubbish is always a problem.

“We would urge people to be vigilant and report any littering or fly-tipping to the council.

“Then we can act upon it and clean it up as soon as we can.”