Rats fear as weather disrupts bin collections
BROWN bins in Royston will not be emptied for another two weeks, meaning there will have been a one-month gap between collections. North Herts District Council says that the recent spate of bad weather is to blame for the disruption to services. But Jacky
BROWN bins in Royston will not be emptied for another two weeks, meaning there will have been a one-month gap between collections.
North Herts District Council says that the recent spate of bad weather is to blame for the disruption to services.
But Jacky Smith, of Tennyson Close, Royston, said: "We are going to have four weeks worth of rubbish built up - it is just not good enough.
"They came to pick up the boxes and grey bins this week, so why couldn't they take the brown bins as well?
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"We've had a rat problem in this area which we've only just solved, and I'm worried that they will soon be back, especially if the weather gets a bit milder."
A spokesman for the district council said some grey bin collections were missed last week because of the weather.
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Crews were taking the grey bins and boxes this week instead of the brown ones, which are used to dispose of kitchen waste.
The brown bins will be collected on the next scheduled collection day, by which time all services should be back to normal.
Cllr Lynda Needham, portfolio holder for waste and recycling, said: "We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
"The steps we have put in place will mean that a normal service will be resumed as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the minimum delay in emptying grey bins.