More local residents are experiencing new problems with their refuse collections.
An anonymous resident of Nuthurst Road, off Groveley Lane in Longbridge, contacted B31 Voices a few days ago concerned about the changes in collection dates recently implemented by Birmingham City Council.
“I live in B31 and the council have changed all our refuse collection dates. Around my area our refuse and recycling is collected on a Monday. They’ve now moved it to a Friday. Their leaflet wasn’t clear, and said that “your collections will remain unchanged until 6 February and will then be as follows…. (Friday 10th)
It wasn’t clear if a normal collection would be done on Monday 6th or not. Even I was confused and most people put their bags out as normal for a Monday collection. There wasn’t.. The pavements and grass verges are covered in refuse bin bags and recycling boxes. Obviously residents are too dim to take their bags back in again but even if the bin men do turn up on Friday (doubtful if snow is forecast) recycling still won’t be collected until 17 February. There’s rubbish everywhere already, it’s an absolute disgrace. The area is an eyesore.
We have loads of problems here with missed collections, bin men dropping rubbish and then not picking it up, bin men blocking the roads with piles of bin bags they’ve collected. Most of us have had about enough of the rotten service we get…”
Longbridge councillor Ian Cruise also contacted us yesterday about this same problem.
Cllr Cruise said: “I have been in touch with fleet and waste management about the change of days of refuse collection. Many residents in the ward have not had the info leaflet through the door.”
The Nuthurst Road resident has contacted us again today saying that a collection has been made today, but not the bags were taken and some of the closes off Nuthurst Road were missed altogether.
If you are having any problems with refuse collection since the change of collection days, let us know below.
You can also address your concerns to Councillor Cruise by emailing him on Ian.Cruise@birmingham.gov.uk