Res­i­dent blasts ‘ter­ri­ble’ bins sys­tem

The Oban Times - - News -

OBAN’S waste col­lec­tion sys­tem woes con­tinue, de­spite coun­cil leader Dick Walsh’s claim that the new three-weekly bins pro­gramme has ‘ on the whole worked well’.

A res­i­dent of Com­bie Court com­plained last week that driv­ers were dump­ing rub­bish in the 24 flats’ five shared bins, caus­ing them to over­flow and at­tract ver­min.

‘I have seen cars com­ing up at night and dump­ing rub­bish in our bin, be­cause their bins are over­flow­ing,’ he said.

‘[Our] bins are over­flow­ing and the bin men are re­fus­ing to give us an­other bin.

‘There are bags on the ground. We have got mice out at the bin area. There have been rats seen. It is ter­ri­ble.

‘Ev­ery three weeks they empty the bins, but we have two weeks to go. We des­per­ately need some­thing done.’

Af­ter the res­i­dent con­tacted Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil, the bins were emp­tied on the Sat- ur­day, but he said: ‘It will just be the same next week and the week af­ter that.

‘There are not enough bins to do the 24 flats. We need more bins.’

Peo­ple liv­ing in Com­bie Court have wit­nessed driv­ers dump­ing rub­bish and now there are rats.

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