HEREFORDSHIRE locals have received a warning over bin collections.

People living in and around the Church Street area of Leominster have received a letter from Charlotte Bevan, the waste and recycling officer of Herefordshire Council, after significant numbers of rubbish and recycling bags were repeatedly seen left on the street days before they were set to be collected.


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“It has been reported to Herefordshire Council that some residents in this area are presenting refuse early for collection,” said Ms Bevan in the letter.

“Consequently I am taking this opportunity to remind residents that your collection day is a Wednesday and refuse should not be presented for collection earlier than Tuesday evening.

“Early presentation of waste is prohibited and action can be taken under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

“Waste left out is also unsightly and causes an obstruction to pedestrians.

“Please be aware the area will be monitored and should the issue continue, it will be escalated to the community protection team for further action.

“Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated and if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Waste, litter and overflowing bins have been an issue in the town for a prolonged period, with minutes from a Leominster Town Council meeting from as far back as November last year revealing that people had repeatedly reported overflowing waste in Leominster, despite the council being aware of the ongoing issue for multiple months.