Labour's shambolic refuse collection service
- Published: Friday, 15 January 2016 08:45
- Written by Nigel Dawkins
The Labour councillor responsible for refuse collection in Birmingham, Cllr Lisa Trickett says the service will not be fixed until at least April.
“Cllr Lisa Trickett goes on to say, 'My objective at the moment, is to hopefully not discover any more problems, and for us to actually start securing a steady state service by the 1st April.'
Your local Conservative councillors have been inundated with complaints from residents about the shambolic refuse collection service they have been subjected to, following the introduction, by the Labour council, of a wheelie bin service back at the end of November.
The most common complaints received are:
collections delayed by several days
reported mistakes being simply ignored
black bags being left behind when the wheelie bin is emptied
Nigel Dawkins said, ‘You have to give credit to this Labour council. It takes real skill spending £63 million of taxpayer’s money introducing wheelie bins, only to end up with a worse refuse collection service.’