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Council bin policy not working says Hornsey woman
A woman says the council’s new bin policy is not working after her food and garden recycling waste was not collected for three weeks.
Emma Beattie, of Boyton Close, Hornsey, says it is not the first time she has had to wait for an overdue collection, which under the new council policy should be every week.
The 44-year-old firefighter has complained to the council a number of times but says she is just left waiting for collections as the waste festers in the bin.
She said: “It’s just very frustrating and when it doesn’t work the whole system just falls apart.
“When it isn’t collected, you phone up and get promised it will be sorted but then it isn’t and you have to phone again.
“The system should just work and with any other service if you do phone up with a complaint you expect it to get sorted. You shouldn’t have to continually phone up badgering them to get it collected.
“I’m all for recycling, and it is important but I don’t think this new system is working. It also seems counterproductive having five trucks coming for separate collections for flats and houses down one road.”
In her road the council sends two collections for recycling and one for household waste and two trucks are then sent for the collection of waste for flats in the road.
Changes to bin collection were brought in by Haringey Council earlier this year in an effort to save £900,000 a year and encourage recycling.
The changes received criticism from Lib Dem who said changes would turn the borough into a wasteland as bins would overflow with household waste.
The council said it would look into the missed collections on the road and would monitor collections to make sure they run smoothly.
A spokeswoman said: “The new service is a key part of the council’s long-term commitment to recycling more and sending less rubbish to incineration and landfill. It is essential to our ambition to be one of London’s greenest boroughs and reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.”
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