The “pungent” smell from a composting site has made life “unbearable”.
Fumes from the Reviva Composting site, in Elstree Hill South, Elstree, have affected homes in Edgware.
Michael Jaeger, 41, lives in Mowbray Road, Edgware with his wife and four children. He said: “The smell is awful, it smells like decaying and rotting. It’s just got worse recently. Everybody is talking about it.
“When you go outside it’s unpleasant. You have to close the windows. It can’t continue like this, it’s unbearable. Who knows what it’s going to be like next summer? It’s not a way to live.”
Daniel Grace, who lives in Sullivan Way, Borehamwood, said: “The smell coming from this site is vile, especially in the evenings and prevents my kids from getting to sleep if their windows are left open.
"A lot of our neighbours have complained to the council but nothing seems to change.”