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Council binmen rubbished over street mess

Published date: 14 January 2014 |
Published by: Emily Davies 
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REFUSE collectors in Chirk are creating more mess than they are clearing up, according to one visitor to the town.
Mona Jones contacted the Advertizer after visiting friends at Pen Y Waun on the local collection day.
The pensioner, who lives in Bronygarth, near Weston Rhyn, said she was “appalled” to see the mess left by Wrexham County Borough Council refuse collectors.
She said: “All the tenants and residents are expected, voluntarily, to place their rubbish in the appropriate boxes for collection day. What point is this if the refuse collectors, who are employed, spill the rubbish all over the streets and leave it for someone else to pick up? Everyone, including the refuse collectors, have a duty to do their bit to keep the place as tidy as possible and also to remember that the spilt rubbish could be a hazard to young children who live there.”

Mrs Jones continued: “It might have been windy on the day I was there but that is no excuse. Their job is to empty the bins and they are not doing a proper job, they should be putting it in the van.
“It might be because they are so busy and so pushed, but they should be doing the job properly,” she added.
Councillor for Chirk South, Terry Evans, said: “I know an issue has been reported this morning and the road sweeper has been sent out, but I do not know which area that is.
“We have had problems in Old Rhos Y Waun in the last few weeks, but I believe that has been sorted,” he added.
A spokesperson for Wrexham County Borough Council said: “We are not aware of any complaints or issues concerning refuse collections in this area.
“If anyone has any concerns regarding their refuse collection they should contact Pride in Your Streets 01978 298989 or email contact-us@wrexham.gov.uk.”

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