A MILNSBRIDGE couple and a mother in Deighton think their refuse collection service is rubbish!
Dawn and Brian Hopkins say Kirklees Council has not emptied their bins for almost a month.
Mrs Hopkins, 49, of Dowker Street, Milnsbridge, says rubbish is piling up on the pavement and despite several calls to the council neither her nor her neighbour’s rubbish is being collected.
And unemployed mother-of-two Angela Haynes, 47, of Glenfield Avenue, says Kirklees neglected to pick up her rubbish last Friday.
She added that the council said it would collect the refuse on Monday, but didn’t.
Mrs Hopkins, a cleaning manager, says: “When you speak to the council they say they don’t know why it hasn’t been collected. It’s a waste of time talking to them.
“There are lots of people walking up and down the pavement and it’s not going to be long before people knock the rubbish over.
“It’s annoying paying council tax which includes refuse collection and it doesn’t get done. You’re paying for a service you’re not getting.”
Mrs Haynes said: “They refused to collect my rubbish and they wouldn’t tell me why. It’s been fine up until now, but now I think it’s rubbish.
“At the next collection they won’t take the excess rubbish because it’s full to the brim.”
A council spokeswoman said: “We apologise to Mr and Mrs Hopkin. A collection has now been arranged.
“A collection at Glenfield Avenue took place as scheduled on Friday.”