COUNCIL workers refuse to collect spilled containers in case the lids are blown off by the wind and hit in the face.
Instead, they put red stickers on the sides of the bin and leave the trash until the next collection in two weeks.
Yellow warning stickers are affixed to models with slightly open lids.
Waste left next to the bin will also be ignored.
But one resident in Retford, Notts, was disappointed: “People will resort to fly-catchers or pile up trash in their homes.”
Aimee Saxby added: “How stupid! Empty the bin weekly if you want a flat lid”.
And Suzie Self says: “We are a household of seven. I don’t think there is a week where my lid closes.”
Bassetlaw County Council, which has imposed the new regulations, said: “Denier teams may be injured or injured by raised lids that can blow in the face in wet conditions.
“They can also allow the spread of litter and encourage pests.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17417282/council-workers-refuse-collect-bins/ Council staff refused to collect spilled bins in case the lid was opened due to wind and hit in the face