Piles of bin bags have been left uncollected on a York street for days leaving residents concerned about the health implications.
The rubbish should have been collected from Dale Street, off Nunnery Lane, on Wednesday (26 July).
But it is still there, four days later.
Most of the 76 households on the street don’t have wheelie bins. And that means around 90 full bin bags have been left piled up on the pavements and on boundary walls.
A Dales Street resident who contacted YorkMix about the problem said by Friday the rubbish had started to smell in the warm weather and was attracting insects.
“It’s a public health hazard,” she told us. “Our street is covered in bin bags which will be there at least over the weekend.
“The flies are already gathering. Foxes and rats will be down here tonight, no doubt.”
Because of the fortnightly collections of household waste, some of the rubbish now dates from two and a half weeks ago.
She said the rubbish collection had been missed before on Dale Street. But the waste collection teams had always reported the omission, and it had been collected a day later.
When she rang City of York Council on Thursday, she was told no one had reported the missed collection. But there was a note on the system about a problem with a bin lorry.
She was told the council would sort it, but nothing had been done by Friday evening.
The resident said that the bags of rubbish and the wheelie bins were also causing an obstruction to people with pushchairs and in wheelchairs.
We have contacted City of York Council for a response, and will update with their response when it comes through.
[tptn_list limit=3 daily=1 hour_range=1]