York Residents Furious as Recycling Collections Suspended, Sparking Bin Backlash
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York Residents Furious as Recycling Collections Suspended, Sparking Bin Backlash

City of York Council warned households that some streets across the city would miss a single kerbside recycling collection in late December, due to staff availability. Areas affected included parts of Clifton. Tomorrow (Friday, January 19), refuse collectors are finally due to visit nearly a month later. Residents say the 28 day wait has left recycling boxes overflowing. Some streets, such as Scarborough Terrace, have had bins piled with recycling sitting outside homes for weeks. A mum from Clifton stated that there has been no recycling collection since before Christmas. She also mentioned that the bin times have to change over Christmas and the staff need a break but other areas of York have not had to go four weeks without a collection. Earlier this week, a post was published on The Press’ Facebook page asking residents about the issue. Residents from Clifton, Haxby, and Acomb all responded to claim they had suffered the same four week gap over Christmas in collection dates. James Gilchrist, the council’s director of transport, environment and planning, said that residents should present their recycling for collection on the next scheduled date. Residents can also take items to household waste recycling centers and local bring banks.