THIS is the shocking moment binmen threw a homeowner’s rubbish bags on the floor in a lazy collection attempt.
David Jackson, 54, was forced to take six bin bags to the tip himself after refuse workers casually dumped them next to his flat.
3David Jackson was left fuming when he checked his CCTV and saw bin men dumping bags of rubbish on the floor by his homeCredit: MEN Media3He said that his bin was only overfilled because the collection had been missed the previous weekCredit: MEN MediaThe bags had been balanced precariously on top of his bins but were swept aside by council workers and left lying on the ground.
David, from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, said he was aware of local authority rules stating that he should not overfill his bins, but said he had no choice after the collection was missed the previous week.
He was disgusted by the way the rubbish was left at his property and that he was forced to dispose of it himself.
The fuming resident told Yorkshire Live: “I have lived here for seven years and have had problems with bin collections going back to 2021 and more recently last year when the council claimed there were problems with parked cars not allowing their vehicles to get round to us.
“But this morning takes the biscuit! I’d had to put the extra bags on top of the wheelie bins as they missed last week.
“I was asleep when they called but when I checked my CCTV I couldn’t believe what they had done.”
He added that he couldn’t leave his bags in the street as there had previously been an issue with rats in the area.
This meant that he had to “do [the council’s] job for them”.
Cllr Naheed Mather, the council’s cabinet member for Enivironment, said that they were aware of the missed collection and that bin men were regularly hindered by double parked cars.
She explained: “On this occasion, our team were unable to make the scheduled collection.
“A replacement collection, which was scheduled before the end of the week, was also unsuccessful due to the same access issues. A second attempt at a catch-up collection was scheduled for today and was successful.
“Now that the missed bin has been collected, there should be space in the grey bins to contain the waste created in the past week, with enough remaining space to last until next week’s scheduled collection.”
She finished by asking residents to consider the access needs of bin men, emergency services and neighbours when parking.
3The council blamed the missed collection on residents double parking and blocking the roadCredit: MEN Media
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