ANGER is mounting as some residents face a month without refuse collection, but Wirral Council says it “aims to catch up on all outstanding green bins by Monday”.
Snow and ice at the turn of the year created a backlog, and household rubbish, recycling and garden waste has become a feature of the peninsula’s pavements.
Wirral Council says it is halfway through the backlog, 20 teams of staff were out at the weekend and refuse collectors are returning to unattended areas outside work hours.
But frustration is building among residents.
Peter Brown, 59, lives on Maybank Road, Birkenhead and says his bins haven’t been emptied since December 23.
He said: “I’ve got two grey wheelie bins full of recyclable waste which won’t be collected now until January 27.
“They said make your own arrangements, but how do I fit two wheelie bins in my car?”
Wirral Council says all green bins should be collected by Monday and recyclables should be kept in a dry place, as that refuse is not being prioritised.
A spokesperson said: “We are extremely grateful for the patience and understanding shown by residents as we work through these current issues.
“We would like to reassure them we are getting there.”