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I’m angry that COUNCIL dumped half a garbage can next to my garage

A MUM has spoken of her anger after the council boldly dumped “half a container of rubbish” next to her garage.

Amanda Morrey, 51, was horrified to find a pile of rugs, old fences, beer bottles and vacuum cleaner pipes outside her Norton home.

Rachel Stevenson, 30, was furious after community workers dumped her rubbish in her mother's garden

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Rachel Stevenson, 30, was furious after community workers dumped her rubbish in her mother’s gardenPhoto credit: SnapperSK
The amount of waste could easily have filled half a container, the family said

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The amount of waste could easily have filled half a container, the family saidPhoto credit: SnapperSK
Among the trash left behind were old carpets, fences, beer bottles and vacuum cleaner pipes

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Among the trash left behind were old carpets, fences, beer bottles and vacuum cleaner pipes

Stoke-on-Trent City Council had erected a new fence on a property next to Amanda’s on March 9 but left its rubbish heap behind.

Workers brazenly stashed the rubbish – which they say is enough to fill half a bin – in the back of the mother-of-two’s garage for her to clean up.

The 51-year-old and her furious daughter Rachel Stevenson, 30, slammed the council over their double standards after they fined residents who litter inappropriately.

Rachel even claimed the workers cleverly dug the fence a foot lower so they could squeeze all the trash inside.

The couple immediately contacted the local authority’s complaints department but were outraged by their initial reaction – and were told they might have to wait TEN days for removal.

Disgusted, Rachel told The Sun Online: “Mum spotted the rubbish when she was looking over the back of the garage last Thursday.

“Council workers were spending the day putting up a new fence at the back, so she went to check.

“Our garage is dug up, so she just looked over the roof and there was all this junk. They had literally tipped over the equivalent of half a container full.

“There was the old fence, a crate full of beer bottles, a big metal bucket, some metal shelves, vacuum cleaner pipes and a dirty old carpet.”

The carer and mother-of-one recalled how a woman in Fenton was recently slapped with a £400 fine for fly-tipping.

The McDonald’s employee had innocently left a box behind her new home since she had just moved in and didn’t have a trash can yet.

Rachel continued, “Yet this was the Council doing exactly the same thing, only in our back garden.

“They even had to lower the fence in the yard of the meetinghouse by a foot to accommodate all the trash.

“When Mom called the council, the lady seemed disinterested and it was almost, ‘What should I do about it?’

WAIT 10 DAYS

“Mom was very polite and told her about all the rubbish, she incredibly asked, ‘What would you like as a result?’

“When Mom said to have the trash removed, she said it would take about 10 days, and that’s just to hear something,” she said.

The council has since dispatched TWO teams to clean up the trash after Amanda contacted her local newspaper.

Rachel added: “You can’t normally get the council to do something but the first boy was very polite and nice and apologized.”

She said the second worker was “confused and confused” after they told him the rubbish had already been collected.

Homeowner Amanda said of the fly tipping fiasco: “You’re not playing by the rules. It’s a rule for them and one for everyone else.

You don’t follow the rules. It’s a rule for them and one for everyone else.

Amanda Morrey

“It’s annoying. Nothing like this has ever happened before, so it’s pretty shocking. It’s not good enough.

“We have lived here for 22 years and it has been a private home since we moved in, we have never bothered the community with anything.

“Had the craftsmen done the job right from the start, it would have saved a lot of time and money.

“We laughed with the Council twice in just a few hours this morning. People will find it funny.

“I can’t believe the reaction we’ve had since we called the local newspaper, it would still be there if I hadn’t made that call.”

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The mother-of-two said the first community worker to visit her home told her he would “have strong words with the workers involved”.

The Sun Online has reached out to Stoke-on-Trent City Council for comment.

Rachel was furious at the Council's double standards for tipping

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Rachel was furious at the Council’s double standards for tippingPhoto credit: SnapperSK

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Bobby Allyn

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