Welwyn Garden City resident ‘disgusted’ after bins left for three weeks

PUBLISHED: 11:44 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:23 21 December 2017

Walnut Court resident Alex Hedges said his bins haven't been collected in three weeks. Picture: Alex Hedges.

Walnut Court resident Alex Hedges said his bins haven't been collected in three weeks. Picture: Alex Hedges.


A WGC resident has said he is “disgusted” after the borough council failed to collect his bin for more than three weeks.

Walnut Court resident Alex Hedges claimed rubbish on his cul-de-sac has been ignored since November 27, and despite neighbours’ complaints it was still there this morning (Thursday).

“We all pay our council taxes and expect things like this to be sorted instead of being left,” he told the WHT.

“The longer this goes on the worse it will get. I’ve also heard the council won’t collect any bags left on top or beside the bins, which is just ridiculous.”

He said he was growing increasingly concerned as the piled-up mess would attract rodents, adding it’s the sort of thing residents expect to be sorted quickly.

“It has happened before but normally it’s then collected within three days,” Alex added. “To be honest I think it has been dealt with poorly as it’s taken so long.

“I understand the snow caused issues but that was gone within two days.”

A Welwyyn Hatfield Council spokeswoman said: “Crews will be returning to Walnut Court today (Thursday) and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption to collections.”

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