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Monday, 15 September 2014

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Your service is rubbish

By Mark Hughes

FURIOUS Angela Henderson took matters into her own hands when binmen refused to collect her rubbish – she dumped her binbags at the Civic Centre and told council bosses: “It’s your problem now”.

Angela, 39, of Ferguson Road, Denton Holme, marched down to Carlisle City Council’s headquarters on Thursday after binmen wouldn’t take away her recycled rubbish because it wasn’t in the appropriate green sacks.

However, Angela, who works at a pizza shop on Warwick Road, says she still hasn’t been given any green sacks, despite asking the council for them a month ago.

She claims council chiefs told her to put her cardboard and plastic in separate black bin bags and it would still be collected.

But, come collection day this wasn’t the case and, despite following their instructions, Angela was told that she would have to hold on to her rubbish for another two weeks before it would be taken away by the council .

Workers at the Civic Centre allowed Angela to leave her four bags of rubbish in the reception area.

Afterwards mother-of-four Angela said: “I was just totally fed-up and when they told me my rubbish would have to sit there for another two weeks I just snapped.

“I’m not saying I’m not going to recycle my stuff. I just want the correct bags to do it with.”

A spokesman for Carlisle City Council said: “Mrs Henderson’s actions are not to be encouraged and although we have had one or two minor issues regarding collections, residents should under no circumstances bring their waste to the Civic Centre.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to Mrs Henderson...

“We have now received a resupply of bags and supplied Mrs Henderson with a new set.

“We will be contacting her to make sure that she has everything she needs so that she can take part in the recycling scheme.”

MHughes@cngroup.co.uk

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