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Rogue rubbish collector’s enterprise ended

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 May 2015

An poster advertising rubbish collections during the strike.

An poster advertising rubbish collections during the strike.

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An IT worker seized control in the ongoing bin strikes by offering to move his Bushgrove Road neighbours’ rubbish – for a fee.

The man, who wants to remain unnamed, denied exploiting the strike for profit after offering removal for £10.

“I thought I’d help my neighbours out,” he said.

He claims his hired van was rejected at a council clear-up point as the cargo was classed as trade waste, ending to his enterprise.

“The council hasn’t provided anything for us,” he said. “We have all sorts piling up – it’s worst for people with kids.”

But the council cited its clear-up points as evidence of action.

“The person in question is contradicting themselves,” a spokesman said. “He says the council has not provided anything but then he decides take his rubbish to the council clear-up point.”

Some have been impressed with the council’s approach.

Dolores Airey, 45, contacted the council four times about the mess at her Chad End Court home.

“I said we as residents shouldn’t have to put up with this,” she said. “But I got up on Friday [May 22] and to my amazement they’d cleared it up.”


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