Upset as council reclaims its bins

Sara Veasey is disappointed with Rugby Borough Council, after refuse workers refused to empty her bin this week, after noticing she had an additional bin at the bottom of her path.
Sara Veasey is disappointed with Rugby Borough Council, after refuse workers refused to empty her bin this week, after noticing she had an additional bin at the bottom of her path.
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RUBBISH collections and bins are a sensitive subject at the best of times - and nowhere more so than in a Newbold street this week.

Rugby Borough Council (RBC) swooped on Meadow Road this week, taking away a number of spare black wheelie bins that had been acquired by residents not entitled to them.

Sara Veasey, who lives with her son, was one of those who had her second ‘spare’ black bin confiscated.

She said: “I put my black bin out on Monday morning, the bin men came round and I went to fetch it back in and it was still full. They refused to empty my bin because I had another one at my back gate. I’m absolutely furious. Rugby Borough Council need to wise up. The people of Rugby have had enough. I’m entitled to have my bin collected. I pay my taxes.”

RBC, which own the bins, said it wrote to residents in Meadow Road to advise them it would be collecting the spares. It said it was happy to discuss particular needs for larger families who need more bin space.

Sean Lawson, head of environment services, said: “Mrs Veasey clearly doesn’t need an additional bin, especially as she was only presenting one of them for collection.”