Apol­ogy af­ter bin men failed to col­lect gar­den waste THREE times

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

COUN­CIL chiefs have apol­o­gised af­ter a pen­sioner’s newly paid-for gar­den waste col­lec­tion failed for a third time.

Roger Jep­son com­plained on be­half his neigh­bour, on Ban­bury Close, Ac­cring­ton af­ter the fort­nightly ser­vice - which was only launched last month - failed again.

Roger, 75, said: “She has paid £30 for the green bin. It’s the third time it’s been placed in front of her prop­erty and it’s the third time that no-one has come to pick it up. She is 77 years old and has to drag the bin on her own from round the back. We don’t know why she is be­ing missed out. I said to her ‘You are wast­ing £30.’”

Hyn­d­burn coun­cil has apol­o­gised to the res­i­dent and said they will col­lect the bin in fu­ture.

Coun Paul Cox, cab­i­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices, said: “We’re re­ally sorry about this, it’s the re­sult of an ad­min­is­tra­tion glitch which we’ve now sorted and picked up the bin.”

The coun­cil says the £30 an­nual fee is to cover re­duced gov­ern­ment fund­ing and in­creas­ing costs. They say those not wish­ing to sub­scribe can ei­ther com­post gar­den waste at home, take it to the tip them­selves, or put gar­den waste in the grey refuse bin.

Coun Paul Cox

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