Waste piles up in streets
No change to collections at flats for the time being
tonnes of materials – more than double the amount you would normally see in a typical week.
“The volumes of recycling are far greater than we had anticipated, and it is a good sign that our residents are so keen to recycle as much as they can.
“Biffa have put on an additional seven vehicles and we have added extra resources to deal with the increased demands.
“Notwithstanding these facts, I wish to publicly apologise for any inconvenience caused to those who have not received our best attention during the introduction of this new service.”
The council leader also stated that he is confident the new service, introduced in a bid to rid Ashford of its unwelcome tag as the worst recycling council in the country for the past three years, will start running more smoothly in time.
He added: “When introducing such big changes it always takes time for everyone to get used to the arrangements and we are confident that after a short while things will settle down.”
What do you think? Write to Kentish Express, 34-36 North Street, Ashford, TN24 8JR or email firstname.lastname@example.org An ABC spokesman said: “In regards to flats and communal areas, nothing has changed for them as of yet. They will still receive a weekly collection. We plan to assess flats once the initial roll-out has settled down.
“Unfortunately, last week, collections in some areas were missed and we apologise.
“Crews had trouble accessing the back of Queens Street but this issue has now been resolved. Similarly, the waste from Brookfield Road was collected by the team on Tuesday [July 23].”