Ou­trage at missed bin col­lec­tions

Coventry Telegraph - - News - By ELIS SANDFORD News Re­porter [email protected]­plc.com

PARTS of Coven­try were left with­out a bin col­lec­tion for al­most four weeks, af­ter planned bin col­lec­tions were not car­ried out as planned last Satur­day (Jan­uary 5).

And with some streets look­ing “like a refuse dump” by one res­i­dent, oth­ers have taken to our so­cial me­dia pages to ex­press their views.

You can read some of the views be­low.

Dean Nightin­gale said: “Three weeks at the busiest time of the year.

“Peo­ple tak­ing tak­ing their own rub­bish to the tip.

“Bins in town were over­flow­ing. “An­other coun­cil balls up.

“If I was this bad at my job I would not be work­ing.”

Sarah Louise said: “What’s go­ing on with the re­cy­cling bags we were given? Just left in the streets, are they get­ting col­lected sep­a­rately? Or gonna be blow­ing round the streets.”

Katy Butt said: “Can’t fault my bin men they do the best they can, our street kept every­thing tidy even though they were a few days late, they came to­day I gave them a caramel egg and said happy Easter they did laugh, life is too short for moan­ing.”

Candice McCann said: “...and yet our coun­cil tax is due to rise again ... any­one know how much it’s cost­ing US as CCC have pulled in an­other com­pany to col­lect the ex­tra bags?...”

Tracy Clay­ton said: “What I don’t un­der­stand is they pro­vided see through bags and yet the bin wag­ons yes­ter­day have left them all over the streets by where I live and yet the coun­cil tax will in­crease and we are see­ing less for it, fly-tip­ping seems to be at its worse in a long time again, looks hor­ri­ble.”

He­len Pendle­ton said: “Satur­day col­lec­tion, yeah and then comes on Mon­day, they had bet­ter be col­lect­ing as nor­mal this Fri­day, this coun­cil is such a waste of space, might keep my coun­cil tax pay­ment in my bank a few ex­tra days, they would soon be a let­ter in the post.”

Fran Lewis said: “They emp­tied the bins but left all the bags (those they pro­vided and black bags used) sit­ting on the pave­ments all round by us.”

Katie Ti­plady-Startin said: “Blue bins done but bags still wait­ing in Rad­ford.”

Jane Baker said: “Our green bin sup­pose empty on Fri­day (a day late) they did came on Fri­day but only empty one bin which be­long to my neigh­bours then left the rest of bin in my close not emp­tied. They didn’t came back till to­day.”

Sa­man­tha Lock­hart said: “Emp­tied the bins one day late but left all the clear bags and ex­tra re­cy­cling on the pave­ment since Satur­day when they were sup­posed to col­lect!”

Natalie Allen Green said: “Bins were sup­posed to be col­lected last Fri­day still wait­ing. Bet they won’t take the ex­tra bags! Street looks dis­gust­ing and it stinks.”

Coven­try City 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.”

Many res­i­dents were an­noyed that their bins went un­emp­tied af­ter Christ­mas

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