Cuffley man furious after bins missed nine times in five months

PUBLISHED: 13:35 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:35 14 March 2017

Bins piling up after missed collections at flats off Cuffley's Station Road.

Bins piling up after missed collections at flats off Cuffley's Station Road.


A Cuffley man is furious with Welwyn Hatfield Council after his bins were missed for the ninth time in five months.

Charles Barrie, 68, said communal bins in Barham Court off Station Road are repeatedly missed, leading to disgusting conditions causing a health hazard.

“This must be the worst council I have ever dealt with,” he told the WHT.

“I moved here on October 20 last year and I have had to contact them nine times.

“The bins are just overflowing and I saw a rat up there ten days ago.”

He added they are sometimes picked up days later, but then missed at the next scheduled collection – leading to a never-ending cycle of rubbish build-up.

“It really is completely unacceptable that this council cannot carry out the duties it is paid to do.

“Is it any wonder there is fly-tipping in the borough if it is not doing its job.”

He urged the council to clear the flats’ uncollected bins – which is currently “full to the brim” – before returning on time on Friday.

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokeswoman said: “A crew has been assigned to attend the address today (Tuesday) and collect the waste.

“We sincerely apologise for the ongoing inconvenience this has caused, and would like to reassure Mr Barrie that measures are being taken to ensure future collections take place as scheduled.”

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