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The decorations were taken down almost a fortnight ago and the Christmas festivities are a distant memory.
But some poor souls are having to put up with the aftermath well into January – because their bins, overflowing with rubbish, still haven’t been emptied.
Households - Conwy - North - Wales - Collections
Households in Conwy, North Wales, which introduced monthly collections for 50,000 homes in September, have had to wait more than three weeks after Christmas for the bin trucks to appear.
Many had their previous waste collection on December 20.
Council - Country - Collections - Weeks
The council was criticised after it became the first in the country to cut its collections back to once every four weeks.
Residents were furious and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said collections should take place at least fortnightly.
Families - Borough - Yesterday - Piles - Bins
Families in the borough complained yesterday that they were struggling to cope, having been left with piles of stinking rubbish that wouldn’t fit in their bins, neighbourhoods blighted by fly-tipping and a growing infestation of rats.
Some have resorted to desperate measures by taking rubbish to work or dumping it in public litter bins, while others have had to climb into...
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