Rubbish collection concerns

BICTON Street residents concerns over new arrangements for rubbish collections have led to the town hall to lobby refuse bosses

BICTON Street residents concerns over new arrangements for rubbish collections have led to the town hall to lobby refuse bosses

This month a new system of rubbish collections has been rolled out across the town – and one of the changes is that wheelie bins can longer be collected from the rear of properties.

But at the full council meeting on Monday one resident complained that this led scores of wheelie bins, gull-proof sacks, food bins and recycling containers lining the streets.

She said it was a particular problem in narrow streets with flats: “It is proving especially difficult for many of the elderly residents and cause and obstruction on the streets.”


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She said she had raised concern with the district council but was made to feel as though she was being a ‘nuisance’.

The district council are offering ‘assisted’ rubbish collections for the elderly and infirm.

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Cllr Trevor Cope said: “It was my understanding when this new scheme was first thought of was that assisted collections would also include picking up rubbish from the rear of properties in some cases.

“This appears to have changed.”

The town council are to write to rubbish collection bosses at the district council with their concerns.

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