The Vale of Glamorgan Council has sent out a number of refuse collecting teams to specific streets in Penarth to pick up rubbish which had been overlooked in the main post-Xmas scheduled collections over the weekend .
The council was said to be reacting to complaints from householders that – most commonly – blue recycling bags had not been emptied on Sunday when they were due to be collected.
A number of PDN readers reported that recycling bags had not been emptied in their streets even though they had been left out for collection as per the published Vale of Glamorgan website’s on-line schedule.
The smaller vehicles targeted areas where householders had contacted the council yesterday – the first working day in the council offices since the Christmas/New Year holidays.
There were still some householders whose refuse had not been collected.
Even more unfortunate were some who had put their recycling out for collection on Sunday morning, waited all day and throughout Monday for it to be collected and then – in desperation brought the un-emptied bags back into their homes to wait for next Saturday’s deferred collection ….only to find that the unscheduled “hit squads” had visited the street yesterday and collected recycling which other residents had left out on the pavements.
No information had been posted on the Vale Council’s website yesterday about the unscheduled “hit squad” collections but at least two of the teams were spotted working in Penarth yesterday and another today.