Rubbish collections have come under fire after bins were left strewn across driveways and rubbish not collected for nearly eight weeks.

Two people from different parts of the borough have raised concerns about Haringey Borough council waste collection contractors Veolia.

Gemma Kissun, 22, of Grove Avenue, Muswell Hill has not had her waste collected properly for eight weeks with her rubbish just left to mount up.

She said: “I’ve never had a problem with collection but in January this year they just seemed to stop.

“I have called so many times to have it collected and I have been on the phone almost every day. They say it will be collected the next day but they never come. There’s no consistency.

“I shouldn’t have to do this, it should just have been sorted. I feel like I just haven’t been listened to and they just don’t care about it.”

Kate Shortt, 46, of Mountview Road, Crouch End, has had a problem with her bins being left strew across her front drive for more than nine months.

She said: “I know it’s not the biggest problem in the world but it is very disrespectful and if I acted like that in my job I would have been sacked.

“It is as though they don’t care about it. I have written to Veolia about it for so long and I’ve told would be sorted, but it just keeps happening. I feel like I’m not being listened to.

“I’ve lived here for 16 years and up to last year I never had a problem with my rubbish collection. It’s just something you don’t want to have to worry about.”

Last year Haringey Borough Council made changes to its rubbish collection policy by collecting household waste once a fortnight, rather than once a week, in an effort to save money and encourage people to recycle.

The scheme, which will save the council £900,000 a year, has now been rolled out across the whole borough.

The Haringey Independent has contacted the council about the collections and is awaiting a reply.