by Iain Roberts on 3 January, 2020
The Lib Dems are investigating an apparent mix-up on bin collection days from Stockport Council.
A number of residents have complained that the Christmas collections disappeared from the “Your next collections” report on the council website, while still being on the bin calendar. The result was people being unsure whether or not there was a collection.
“Some people checked the council website and, seeing no collection, did not put their bins out,” said Cllr Keith Holloway. “They are left with overflowing bins and no further collection for a week or more.”
The Lib Dem team have alerted council officers to the problem and asked for an explanation as to what went wrong, and assurances that it won’t happen again.
The Council has confirmed that the bin calendar is correct
“The Council asks a lot from residents to ensure we recycle as much as possible,” said Keith. “The least residents should be able to expect is clear, consistent and accurate information on the council website.”
UPDATE: Following our request, the Council now believes they have resolved the problem, and are looking into ways to ensure it does not reoccur next year.15 Comments