September 27, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Denbighshire residents wait up to six weeks for bulk waste collections

WAITS of up to six weeks to get bulky items such as old fridges and sofas collected by a local authority “will cause more fly-tipping”, says a councillor.

That’s the stark warning from Denbighshire councillor Glenn Swingler after householders in the county awaiting bulky waste items collections were informed of the delays via the council’s website.

A spokesman for Denbighshire council said national driver shortages and staff self-isolating because of Covid were to blame for the problem and a private contractor had been engaged to try to reduce the backlog.

It left the county’s residents, who need to dispose of large household goods, in a difficult position as they will have to keep them for longer – a particular problem given the boom in the housing market.

Cllr Swingler said the authority would have to pick up the goods one way or another.

He said: “I’m not surprised it’s taking that long to collect because of everything going on but it will automatically lead to more fly-tipping.

“I’d like to know