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Man who secretly filmed Barnet Council binmen disposing of industrial waste in Mill Hill speaks out
The Mill Hill man who secretly filmed council binmen disposing of industrial waste has spoken of his desire to “turn the tables” on the council.
The Page Road resident, who wants to remain anonymous, filmed the Barnet binmen on July 23 and posted the video on YouTube on July 29.
The footage, which he shot from inside his home, shows three binmen allowing two other men to throw everything from mattresses to chunks of wood into their rubbish truck.
The cameraman said: “I only went out to look because the binmen do not normally come on a Monday.
“At first I thought maybe they had missed that house by mistake but then I realised something else was going on.
“It is definitely not on. To think that the council is doing private collections is beyond me.”
He added: “I put it on YouTube because the council are always on about people flytipping so I thought it was time to turn the tables and show that their employees are doing this.
“It shows a big hypocrisy. The council needs to pay more attention to its own employees.”
In a statement Barnet Council said: “Having viewed the video we can confirm three members of the council’s refuse team have been identified and a full disciplinary investigation is being carried out.
"This is not what the council would expect from its staff and takes incidents of this kind extremely seriously.”