That’s wheelie tak­ing the p*ss

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FU­RI­OUS res­i­dents will have to drag bins a MILE-AND-A-HALF to be col­lected.

Stunned house­hold­ers have been told col­lec­tion lor­ries will no longer pick up rub­bish from their homes in the Cum­brian vil­lage of Boo­tle.

That’s even though the lor­ries DO come nearby to help dis­abled res­i­dents.

The move by Copeland Coun­cil ditches “off-route prop­er­ties” in a bid to save £120,000.

It forces house­hold­ers in re­mote ar­eas to wheel their bins to ap­proved col­lec­tion points.

For some res­i­dents it means tak­ing their wheelie bins a mile-and-ahalf up the road.

Lo­cals fear the move will lead to ac­ci­dents but Keith Parker from Copeland Coun­cil said: ““It’s a di­rect re­sult of bud­get cuts.”

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