Rubbish left rotting after missed collections

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 September 2012

Uncollected rubbish in South Road, Weston.

Uncollected rubbish in South Road, Weston.


THIS unsightly mound of more than 20 bags of rubbish was left rotting in a Weston street after a collection was missed.

The bags were supposed to be picked up from South Road on August 31, but they were not collected until a week later, on September 7.

By that time, the bags had been split open with rubbish spilling across the road, according to one resident.

Alan Hamilton, of South Road, called the council the Monday after the collection was missed, but despite repeatedly telling the authority’s refuse department about the problem, the rotting rubbish was not collected until five days later.

Mr Hamilton said: “This was something like 23 separate bags of rubbish which were very quickly attacked by animals and birds and their contents spread all over the pavement. There were cotton buds, used underwear, all sorts of stuff, you couldn’t walk on the pavement. I don’t know what a disabled person would have done.

“It is the council not doing its job properly.”

n The Mercury has recently reported how fly-tipping, missed collections and graffiti were causing misery for people across the area. To send your photos to us, email or go to

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