One week sees over 200 Reading roads with grey bin delays

Many roads have experienced delays with collecting their bins recently adding to wider litter and fly tipping problems.

For the week commencing Monday 13 November:

  • 211 roads experienced a delay with their grey bin collection
  • 114 roads experienced a delay with their red bin collection
  • 502 roads (all of them) experienced a delay with their green bin collection

Councillor Dave McElroy (Green Party, Redlands Ward) said: “For the week commencing Monday 13 November, 24% of roads had a delay with their bin collection. Overflowing bins leads to problems with more waste being dumped and blown around creating litter. Many Reading roads already suffer with these problems, we don’t need more litter and fly tipping.

“And the longer the bins are left out on the street night after night, the greater the chance they are likely to be attacked by marauding foxes or late night revelers on their way home, like we’ve seen time and again in residential areas close to the university. The mess this creates is dire.

“The council needs a better system so it knows what’s going on, work needs to be done on vehicle reliability and staff conditions need to be improved. The Labour lead councillor needs to get a grip on this so our excellent bin crews can get our bins emptied on time. With the changes over Christmas it is important the council gets on top of this.”

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