Rubbish rubbish collections hit the headlines again

Something going very wrong here … seems like ” working well for 99% of users” may be more spin than substance”

“Maggots found in Sidmouth bin after three weeks with no collection

Maggots were found feeding on ‘rotting, stinking mess’ after food bins in Sidmouth were not emptied for the first three weeks of a new waste scheme. …”

…The recent heatwave – which also beat down on ‘disgusting’ overflowing dog bins around the valley – worsened the situation and left 83-year-old Joyce Waterhouse ‘unable to cope’, so a relative took all her recycling to landfill.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the rollout to 51,000 homes was working well for 99 per cent of residents and asked people to ‘bear with us’. …”

http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/maggots-found-in-sidmouth-bin-after-three-weeks-with-no-collection-1-5084529