Waste piles up in streets

No change to col­lec­tions at flats for the time be­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Rubbish Collection Update -

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 ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group.co.uk 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].”

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Mark Holling­bery

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