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Bevendean woman vows to never recycle again after collection snub
A householder is refusing to recycle again after binmen working yards away failed to take her waste.
Debbie Creasey keeps her bins outside the front door of her home in The Avenue, Bevendean, for fear of blocking the kerb to pedestrians and those with mobility issues.
But the 45-year-old was left shocked when crews from Brighton and Hove City Council’s Cityclean refused to take her recycling containers as they had already passed her home.
This was despite workers picking up the waste from her neighbour’s property.
After being told by the local authority she will have to wait a fortnight for them to be emptied, Ms Creasey has vowed to never recycle again.
Mrs Creasey, 45, said: “There’s no reason why they couldn’t have come back to get them.
“Now they have to sit there for two weeks getting stinky.
“I’m just going to put it in the rubbish.
“It’s ridiculous - we pay for our recycling to be collected with our council tax and they never come on the right day.
“When they do they just don’t take it.”
After not being picked up, Mrs Creasy has now moved the bins on the edge of her drive just a few centimetres away from the pavement.
However, she said pranksters have already taken advantage by picking them up and putting a container on top of her car.
Even in the new spot, Mrs Creasey said she has to move them out onto the pavement at last minute to avoid blocking the route.
A council spokeswoman said: “Mrs Creasey is in the habit of putting out her boxes when the recycling truck arrives in the street.
“Unfortunately on this occasion, the boxes were not out when the truck passed her property and, as The Avenue is a one way street, they were unable to reverse back along the road.
“We will be happy to pick up the additional recycling as part of the next scheduled collection.”
Anyone with complaints about their recycling and rubbish service should call 01273 292929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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