Bin collection delays on Merseyside spark hundreds of complaints HUNDREDS of complaints of delays in rubbish collections were made in Merseyside.
Councils today vowed to clean up any mess still left over from the festive season.
Bad weather throughout December slowed binmen down and in some cases ground services to a halt.
Areas of Wirral and St Helens were among the worst affected by heavy snowfall, with some residents complaining they will have waited up to a month by the time their bins are finally emptied.
Lelly McDonald, of Higher Bebington, said: “No bins have been collected in Teehey Lane since December 14, despite the fact it was fully accessible as a main road.
“It was gritted when the snow was here. This is a disgusting level of service.”
Mike Stevens, a city centre resident, was also affected.
He said: “Collections were rescheduled due to bank holidays or bad weather, and earlier last year they restructured their routes and missed us.
“We have not had a collection since December 15.”
But a spokesman for Liverpool council said: “No area in the city waited longer than nine additional days for collection.
“As of Wednesday January 5, we were up to date on collecting purple bins and 100% of rubbish was collected.
“Blue boxes will have all been emptied by tomorrow at the latest.”
Knowsley council also experienced problems during the Christmas period.
A spokesman said: “Residents who were scheduled to receive revised collection dates were notified of collection arrangements during early December, as planned.”
St Helens, Sefton and Wirral councils said they were doing their best to combat the problems and expected collections to be back on schedule by the end of the week.
A spokesman for St Helens council said: “Six extra bin crews were deployed on Wednesday to help clear some of the backlog triggered by bad weather and bank holidays.” THE WIRRAL NEWS