Anger over missed bin col­lec­tions

Coventry Telegraph - - Front Page - By TOM DAVIS Loa­cal Democ­racy Re­porter

MISSED bin col­lec­tions which have left some streets in Coven­try look­ing “like a refuse dump” will fi­nally be col­lected.

Res­i­dents have been com­plain­ing to the coun­cil after blue bin col­lec­tions were not car­ried out as planned last Satur­day.

Some of those af­fected say they have not had their re­cy­cling picked up since De­cem­ber 14 - al­most four weeks due to the Christ­mas break.

Writ­ing on Twit­ter, Martin Nailor said: “Bins and bags have been out since Satur­day AM and the streets look an un­sightly mess with bags com­ing loose of rub­bish.

“The ex­tra bags sup­plied over Christ­mas are now com­ing un­done and the con­tents are blow­ing around the street. Not a great ad­vert for the City of Cul­ture.”

Mark Shaw said: “Zero bins have been emp­tied on my es­tate.

“Both my bins are full to the max and I have phys­i­cally no room in my blue bin to have to wait an­other fort­night for it to be emp­tied.”

Wayne Sharkey added: “What was the pur­pose in pro­vid­ing bags for ex­cess re­cy­clables, if you weren’t go­ing to col­lect them? Our street now looks like a refuse dump.”

While not pro­vid­ing a re­sponse as to why the col­lec­tions were missed, the coun­cil said it hoped to have the is­sue re­solved by the end of the week - a week later than planned.

A spokesman added: “Our crews were out last week col­lect­ing bins after Christ­mas and the New Year in­clud­ing ex­tra re­cy­cling in clear sacks.

“We got to the vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple, but we are ask­ing any­one we have missed to leave their bins and sacks out and we will get to them as soon as we can.

“We hope to have fully caught up by the end of this week.”

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