BOXES of used syringes and drug paraphernalia have been seen dumped on the street during the bin strike.

A large cache of needles and drug equipment was found by the overflowing bins in Gloucester Street, Brighton, over the weekend.

A furious resident said the boxes could be easily spotted from the pavement, which was blocked by several bags of rubbish.

The Argus: Syringes and drug equipment has been dumped in BrightonSyringes and drug equipment has been dumped in Brighton

Last week a sex doll was found dumped in Landsdowne Place, Hove and used of used tampons were strewn across The Drive.

Waste has been piling up at overflowing bins across the city over the last two weeks after Brighton’s Cityclean, recycling, commercial waste and HGV drivers went on strike.

This morning, it was reported that the GMB union has agreed to support a deal proposed by the council to end the bin strike.

The Argus: The needles were dumped in a box by an overflowing bin in BrightonThe needles were dumped in a box by an overflowing bin in Brighton

Brighton and Hove City Council said it had made a "serious offer for a serious situation" to end industrial action in talks yesterday, including a "significant and generous pay offer," which would raise pay for some of the lowest paid workers on the council, as well as the Cityclean service.

The council said that GMB members have now agreed this proposal and it will now be put forward to the council for approval.

A council spokesman said: "We had positive talks yesterday and thank GMB representatives for meeting on a Sunday.

"We're pleased that the formal resolution proposal has this morning been agreed by GMB members and it will now be put forward to the council's policy and resources committee for ratification in the next few days.

"We apologise to residents, business and visitors to the city for the disruption during the last few weeks and thank you for your patience."

The news comes as a fortnight-long walk out by refuse workers comes to an end, with bin lorries spotted picking up rubbish across the city.

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