Rotting waste not collected in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:25 11 September 2011

Uncollected bins

Uncollected bins


ROTTING waste being left for days on end is a regular occurrence for residents in one Hatfield street, who fail to have their rubbish collected due to “access problems”.

Bullrush Close has been missed off Serco’s collection rounds even prior to the new fortnightly collection system being introduced.

Resident July Roberts told the Welwyn Hatfield Times she and her neighbours had “just about had enough”.

She said: “We often go a week overdue; it just happens all the time, we are always being missed.

“This is not a new thing though, but since the new system it has just been getting ridiculous.”

Jamie Kirby, who recently moved into the road from Potters Bar, added: “It’s getting beyond a joke now.

“We have been told they cannot access the road and they haven’t got any options, but literally all they have to do is walk across the grass.

“I have been on the phone to them many times, but nothing ever seems to get done.

“There’s often at least 10 or 12 homes that go without a collection.”

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokeswoman said: “Serco experience regular access problems at Bullrush Close in Hatfield.

“If access isn’t possible when they arrive on the scheduled day, they will return at other times, or in the days following until those homes become accessible.

“The details of problem cars are noted so that the owners can be contacted to request they are mindful of where they park on collection day.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times