Inconsiderate drivers have been blamed for the failure to collect bin bags from a York street.
YorkMix reported on Saturday that around 90 bin bags had been left uncollected for days on Dale Street.
Residents said the rubbish posed a public health hazard.
It was due to be collected last Wednesday. A householder contacted City of York Council on Thursday, but the waste still hadn’t been collected by Friday evening.
The council collected the rubbish yesterday, and have now explained the delay.
Head of environmental services Ben Grabham told YorkMix: “On Wednesday our teams were unable to complete their scheduled waste collection on Dale Street because access for the waste vehicle was blocked by parked cars on the street.
“In these situations we normally re-collect the next day, but on Thursday our teams encountered the same issue.
“The waste has now been collected by our teams on Monday morning. We apologise that we were unable to collect any sooner and would encourage drivers to consider access when parking their vehicles.”
The resident who contacted YorkMix about the problem urged the council to work with people on the street to find a long-term solution to providing access for the bin lorries.
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