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Council Respond To Residents' Bin Concerns

Monday March 16 2015




RESIDENTS have hit out at Barnsley Council's handling of supplying homes with larger bins.

Scores of people flocked to We Are Barnsley's Facebook page after a disgruntled resident got in touch to say they had been waiting for a year for larger bins.

Almost 500 commenters shared their thoughts, with the majority saying they too had been waiting for between six and 12 months.

The council - who delivered over 40,000 bins to 30,000 households in response to the changes in the recycling service last year - said the number of requests was three times higher than expected.

Coun Roy Miller told WAB: "We are delighted with the positive response to the recycling changes but the number of requests for recycling bins has led to problems with the manufacture and distribution of such a large number of bins.

"Residents have contacted us to say that they have not received bins ordered some time ago. We have a note of these but are unable to complete delivery at this time as we are currently out of stock of the larger recycling bins.

"We are awaiting a delivery of bins from our supplier and once received we will complete distribution of bins to those residents.

"Residents are reminded that small recycling bins, grey bins and green bins are currently available for collection from our depot at Smithies Lane which is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday."

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