More than 100 streets are

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Waste Collection Latest - By Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

saw­illiams@thek­m­ Scores of streets across the bor­ough missed out on their first re­cy­cling col­lec­tion pick-up this week af­ter the bin­men’s rounds took longer than ex­pected.

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil re­leased a list of more than 100 roads that were missed dur­ing Mon­day and Tues­day’s col­lec­tion.

Two ex­tra “mop up” crews were sent out on Tues­day, as well as the sched­uled lor­ries, to col­lect the re­cy­cling from house­holds that missed out.

Sim­i­larly, sev­eral house­holds missed out on their first refuse col­lec­tion last week.

Alexan­dra Par­sons, from West­well Lea­con, said: “My rub­bish in my new fancy bins was sup­posed to be col­lected on Thurs­day (July 11) un­der the new scheme.

“I duly put out my food waste and black waste bin and re­turned in the evening to find it rot­ting nicely in the sun along with our whole street.

“I left it there Fri­day (July 12) for an­other day of rot­ting and then called the coun­cil Fri­day evening...a back­log I was told, it would def­i­nitely be taken by the end of Satur­day.”

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