OVERFLOWING litter bins have caused outrage in a Herefordshire town.

Locals have taken to social media to express their unhappiness after spotting multiple overfull public bins in Leominster earlier this year.

There were particular concerns that visitors to the town would be put off by the sight and smell of the rubbish. There were also worries that the work of litter-picking volunteers was being undermined.


Recently published minutes from a Leominster Town Council meeting revealed that they were made aware that several people had reported overflowing waste in the town.

At the meeting, the councillors were keen to clarify that, despite claims on social media, the town council is not responsible for emptying the bins in town and that it is in fact the responsibility of Balfour Beatty.

The clerk reported the overflowing bins to Balfour Beatty and was advised that the bins would be emptied later that day.

 It was noted that the town council IS responsible for emptying bins in its public open spaces including the Grange, the churchyard, Sydonia and Ginhall Green.