Anger after bins not emptied for six weeks

Linda Gilpin with her uncollected rubbish.
Linda Gilpin with her uncollected rubbish.
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RESIDENTS on one street claims their bins have not been emptied for six weeks.

Now their festive rubbish is piling up, causing an eye-sore and health risk.

Pensioner Linda Gilpin claims she and her elderly neighbours have been “forgotten about” by refuse bosses after their bins have not been emptied since mid-November.

Bin bags are piling up near the home of Mrs Gilpin, 73, who lives in a row of bungalows off Park Grove in Yeadon.

She claims their old-fashioned metal bins and bin-bags have not been taken away.

She told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We have been forgotten about. The rubbish is piling up and is an eye-sore. It is now six weeks since they last came to collect. I have rung Leeds City Council four times and also complained on-line. They have re-assured me it will be sorted out, but we are still waiting.

“They should realise we are just off the street and the bins need to be collected. We haven’t had a problem before.”

New bin collections are currently being introduced across the city.

Mrs Gilpin said they did not use wheelie bins as access to their homes was difficult and in the past refuse workers had collected bin-bags and taken them to the wagon.

A spokesman for Leeds City Council, said: “We take any missed bin collections seriously and we will investigate this matter as soon as possible. We have recently changed the way bins are collected at approximately 169,000 houses across the city and always endeavour to keep residents fully informed about any alterations to their bin collection.

“Information packs have been sent to residents.”

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