8:00am Friday 6th September 2013
By Kate Banks
TRAFFORD Council has apologised after some Sale residents were left without replacement bin liners for their new green recycling caddies.
Dawn Craven, who lives on Larchwood Close, ran out of green liners in the middle of last week and was forced to borrow some from her neighbours – but when she asked her bin men for a replacement roll on collection day, this Monday, she was told that they were only issued with one box a week and they had already run out.
The mum-of-two said: “We bought caddy liners from way before we had to use them because we’ve always recycled, so when all the changes came in it didn’t really bother us.
“But we’re about three weeks on now and we’ve run out of the ones we bought and the local shops have stopped selling them because they said the demand isn’t there as everybody is meant to get them free.”
Dawn, 42, said she has saw green bags tied to the handles of her neighbours’ bins on collection day, meaning others must have run out as well.
A council spokesman said: “Due to the overwhelming support and participation of Trafford residents in the new weekly food waste collection service, the council has received a high demand for replacement compostable liners.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to those residents who have not received a replacement roll on their collection day.
“We have raised this with our contractor Veolia to ensure that all crews have sufficient stock on board prior to commencing their working day.”
Dawn added: “It’s just riddiculous, they’re spending so much money on advertising it and they can’t even organise it properly.”
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