Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Holiday rubbish piles up after missed bin collection

RUBBISH was left to pile up on a Henley street after binmen failed to collect it during Christmas and New Year.

Recycling and food waste was scheduled to be collected from Norman Avenue on Friday, December 27 but was not picked up until six days later.

Despite numerous complaints to South Oxfordshire District Council, residents were forced to put up with piles of rubbish outside their homes, some of it up to two weeks old.

Lisa Drage, 46, who lives in Norman Avenue with her husband Chris, 56, and children Frances, 21, Alexander, 18, and Benjamin, 14, said: “The recycling wasn’t too bad — the worst thing was the food rubbish from Christmas.

“The bags were starting to be ripped open, I’m guessing by dogs or foxes. Henley has a rat problem too so it wasn’t great.”

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