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Councillor's frustration after wheelie bins left on verges in Carmel Road South, Darlington
6:23pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A COUNCILLOR has raised concerns with the controversial introduction of wheelie bins after refuse collectors left bins on grass verges where they could blow into a busy main road.
Darlington borough councillor, Heather Scott, ward member for Park West, expressed her frustration at tonight’s (Tuesday, September 3) cabinet meeting after refuse collectors left bins on the grass verges in front of houses on Carmel Road South, despite residents being told to store them away from the verges behind their gates.
The bins were introduced in Darlington in June, nearly 20 years after many other local authority areas.
“Refuse collectors are returning them anywhere and everywhere,” said Coun Scott. “There is a danger of them being blown into the road. It is something we have to be aware of - we had a very windy day yesterday.”
Richard Alty, director of place at the authority, said: “If there are residents that leave them on the edge of the curtilage then they should be returning them to that position.
“We will take the appropriate management action.”
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