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Rubbish bags mount up at black spot

Created on 05/02/2013 @ 12:48


Some households in Welshpool can expect a knock on the door from council officials after it was revealed that rubbish left out illegally in black bin bags has been mounting up since the New Year.

Despite the constant publicity and advice provided by Powys County Council, a group of households have continued to dump their black bin bags on the side of the road at Coed y Bryn. MyWelshpool has witnessed some of the bags being there for four weeks and the pile has grown (pictured).

Neighbouring residents have been enraged by the situation and it now seems that their calls for action are being heard. Last month, Powys said legal action could be taken and this morning they said offenders can expect a call.

“The rubbish has been left as they are black bags and should be contained within their wheeled bins, but due to the mess they will be collected as a one off,” said a council spokesperson. “A Waste Awareness Adviser will work with the households to try and rectify this problem.”

Today’s special collection comes a day after the regular collection left the bags behind, prompting one resident to tell us: “What a waste of time and money sending another truck today! They could have been collected yesterday when the rubbish trucks were doing their rounds.”

Powys introduced a new collection system last year to increase the amount of rubbish we recycle. The recycle bins are collected weekly but the black bin bags, which should be placed inside the wheelie bins, are collected fortnightly.

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