Corby man: Bin only collected once in 14 weeks

A Corby man says he is at his wits' end with Corby Council after they collected his bin properly just once in the last 14 weeks

A Corby man says he is at his wits' end with Corby Council after they collected his bin properly just once in the last 14 weeks

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A Corby man says he is at his wits’ end with Corby Council after they collected his bin properly just once in the last 14 weeks.

Alan Glover, from Lingfield Walk, suffers from Parkinson’s Disease while his wife Margaret suffers from emphysema.

The couple, with the help of a doctor, signed up to a service where waste collection staff collect their bin from the property because they are not able to push their bin to the pavement themselves.

However, Mr Glover said that in the 14 weeks since he signed up to the service, his bin has been collected just once.

The concerned resident added: “I have to keep calling the council for them to come and collect the bin.

“They always say sorry but it means they have to send someone out especially every time it happens.”

Mr Glover said he finally lost patience last Wednesday when his bin was once again not collected.

He added: “The council said they would send someone out on Saturday to pick it up, but they ended up coming out on Monday this week.”

Mr Glover also enlisted the help of Corby MP Andy Sawford.

The MP wrote to Corby Council asking for clarification on the continuing issue.

A spokesman for Corby Council said it was aware of the problem and that it was working with Kier, the local authority’s contractor, to resolve it.

She added: “We are confident there will be no recurrence with Mr Glover’s issue going forward.

“Corby Council, in partnership with Kier Environmental Services, provides an assisted bin pull out collection service for those households where residents are physically unable to put their bins out at the kerbside for collection.”