A RESIDENT has voiced his anger at a lack of waste collections during bad weather.
Gareth Davies said he and other residents of Bryn y Baal, near Mynydd Isa, had been left in the dark about when domestic black bin waste collections were taking place.
He said the bins were put out on Monday ahead of anticipated collections but had remained on the streets all week, leading to the roads being lined by full bins waiting to be emptied.
This has meant the bins cannot be refilled.
Mr Davies, who lives on Pen y Garreg Close, believes the conditions were not bad enough to stop collections going ahead: “This has affected quite a few roads here.
“They haven’t been to collect our bins and they are out on the street.
“We put them out on Monday and they are still there. We don’t know what we are meant to do as there has been no information about when they will be emptied.
“I know the weather has been bad but it has not been very slippery here.
“We just want to know what is going on. I’m concerned that the moment I take them in then that is when they come to collect them.”
Flintshire Council has maintained it has worked to carry out as many collections as possible and kept residents informed of the collection situation on its website.
Steve Jones, Flintshire’s head of Streetscene, said: “The council’s waste collection teams are continuing with normal collections during the current period of poor weather.
“However, there are some areas which the teams have been unable to access.
“Support crews are visiting these areas to make any collections that are possible however, a full collection service will take place next week (weather permitting).
“The waste in the Bryn y Baal area will be collected today. More information on waste collections during the current period of bad weather can be found on the council’s website.”