Uncollected bins in Bexhill

26/11/13- A green wheelie bin issued by Rother District Council for collecting garden refuse. SUS-151003-131721001
26/11/13- A green wheelie bin issued by Rother District Council for collecting garden refuse. SUS-151003-131721001
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Bexhill residents have not had their bins collected for three weeks.

Houses on Cooden Drive, between Richmond Road and Richmond Avenue, were meant to have their bins collected last Friday.

They are supposed to be emptied every two weeks so now three weeks’ worth of rubbish is piling up.

Some people in Rye have experienced the same problem with bins not being collected and the council have blamed the recent change in contractors for the delay.

Elizabeth Osman, of Cooden Drive, described the situation as ridiculous.

“It’s beyond belief,” she said.

“All my other rubbish is now going in bin liners and I’m going to have to go to the tip.

“It’s just not good enough and it’s a pricey service we pay for.”

Mrs Osman has been on the phone to the council for the past week trying to find out when her bins will be collected but has been greeted with disinterest and no answers.

“I just want to know and they should know,” she said.

When asked for a comment on the situation in Rye, Rother District Council apologised for the delay.

“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to residents,” a Rother District Council spokesman said.

“A change to the service introduced in June has caused some short term disruption, and we are working closely with the contractor to ensure any issues are addressed as quickly as possible.

“We would urge anyone with a missed bin collection to report it to us as soon as possible online at www.rother.gov.uk to enable a collection to be made.”

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