Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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11 www.birmingham­ BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 News BINMEN BEHAVING BADLY RUBBISH COLLECTOR CAUGHT ON CCTV KICKING WASTE ALONG STREET By CHARLOTTE PAXTON News Reporter A CITY binman was caught on camera kicking a bag of waste down a road, sparking outrage. The binman was captured on CCTV leaving the waste discarded on the ground after it fell from a bin on Stanmore Road, Edgbaston. It happened on Wednesday. A resident was shocked when he checked his security camera to find out how the rubbish had come to be strewn across the road. The footage showed waste collectors emptying wheelie bins into the back of a wagon, before one overturned on a kerb – narrowly missing a parked car and spilling rubbish bags on to the road. Instead of picking them up, one binman kicked the bags of waste The bin fell over – and then one of the rubbish collectors can be seen kicking the waste down the road A council spokeswoma­n said: “The vast majority of our hard-working crew behave profession­ally and responsibl­y so it is disappoint­ing to see this. “We will, of course, be speaking to the person involved.” “This happened on a disabled parking space, restrictin­g access for the homeowner next door.” The footage was passed on to Birmingham city council which confirmed the person involved would be ‘‘spoken to’’. It’s truly shocking to see. Are binmen not supposed to keep the streets clean? They are making more mess. “There are people who need jobs right now and there are people like this who don’t appreciate their jobs. across the road before continuing on his round. The rubbish spilled out from the bag and was left blocking a disabled parking space. The furious homeowner whose CCTV captured the incident said: “I reported it to Birmingham city council. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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