Rubbish pile-up stench in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 09:35 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 September 2017

The overflowing bins at St. Joseph's Green. Picture: Danny Loo

The overflowing bins at St. Joseph's Green. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Furious Welwyn Garden City residents say they are unable to open their windows due to the “terrible “ smell coming from uncollected rubbish outside their flats.

The building containing the overflowing bins at St. Joseph's Green. Picture: Danny Loo The building containing the overflowing bins at St. Joseph's Green. Picture: Danny Loo

People living in St Joseph’s Green claim recycling has not been collected since March and household waste has not been collected

for over a month.

Norma Carter, who lives in a ground floor flat with her husband, says she is “furious” about the overflowing waste.

She is especially concerned that it could increase the risk of infection for her husband who is due to start chemotherapy later this month.

Mrs Carter told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “This storeroom for rubbish is opposite my kitchen and dining area.

“We are unable to open these windows due to the offensive smells coming from the storeroom.

“The smell is terrible.

“There is rubbish on the floor and the large bins are overflowing.”

Mrs Carter, who is retired, says she has phoned Serco twice in the last two weeks to complain.

She said: “They let it go over their head and do nothing.”

A council spokesman said: “We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused, and would like to reassure residents that measures are being taken to ensure future collections take place as scheduled.

“The bins will be emptied, with excess waste cleared.

“We ask that all residents report missed bins to us directly as soon as possible by calling 01707 357000 or emailing contact-whc@welhat.gov.uk”

Related articles

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:15

Generous grants have enabled organisers of a popular Hertfordshire village music festival to offer even more free events this year.

Yesterday, 16:27

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner could close blue-light stations in Hitchin, Hatfield and other towns if he gains control over the fire and rescue service.

Yesterday, 16:04

Two teachers from Welwyn are collaborating to create a brand new competition encouraging healthy eating for youngsters.

Yesterday, 14:45

Welwyn Garden City residents have been left shocked after a man was stabbed to death in Panshanger over the weekend.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards