Residents of The Groves in York have had a rubbish Christmas and a stinky New Year.
Not because Santa deserted them… but because the council rubbish collection service did. At the time of year when the most waste is generated, City of York Council failed to schedule a single landfill or recycling collection for three and a half weeks.
People forced to put bin liners of food waste outside have seen them ripped open by cats and the rotting debris scattered over gardens. Many fear that rats will follow.
Everyone would agree that the bin men and women need a break over Christmas. But those who have lacked a collection for the best part of a month feel strongly that this was too long to go without a basic service.
Here’s the latest from the council website about delayed waste collections.