Overflowing bins leading to string of complaints - The Leamington Observer

Overflowing bins leading to string of complaints

Ian Hughes 23rd Jun, 2018   0

OVERFLOWING litter bins on the streets and in the parks of Warwick district have led to a string of complaints.

It has prompted action from Warwick District Council which is looking to increase the number of bins and also the frequency they are emptied.

There are currently some 1,000 bins in the district – around 800 on the streets and 200 in parks – but council chiefs want to add a further 75, and also replace 60 missing or damaged bins. The combined cost would be around £37,500.

The council’ s executive committee is expected to agree to the move and also for extra cash to up the frequency they are emptied, particularly in the summer when the problem is at its height.

The overall cost to increase collections, including a seasonal cleaning team covering the summer months, would be around around £175,000.

A council spokesman said: “The total number of litter bins and their collection frequency has not increased since 2013.

“There are now a range of issues from overflowing litter bins to damaged or removed bins which are generating continued complaints from the public.

“Within the existing street cleansing contract there is no availability to increase collections without additional resource and cost.”

The executive committee is set to consider the matter on Wednesday (June 27).

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