A disgusted mother said the council is discriminating against some areas of the city as “rat-infested” bins overflow.
Kathy Cooper was visiting her son in Hollingbury, Brighton, but was horrified to find nearby municipal rubbish bins had been “left behind for weeks”.
The recycling point on Woodingbourne Avenue overlooks a scenic golf course overlooking the sea.
But the view was ruined on Sunday when rubbish spilled out of bins.
Kathy said there is “obvious discrimination” as “elite” areas of the city are given “more attention”.
“Brighton and Hove City Council should be ashamed – both for their clear inability to provide basic services and for continuing to rip off their residents by charging excessive rates of council tax,” she said.
“Don’t get me started on the weed-infested sidewalks and uncut shoulders.
“I found it interesting to note that the sidewalks and shoulder shoulders in the more elite areas of your city seemed to be better maintained and trash collected. Appalling double standards.”
Kathy said the dumpster was infested with rats and “so dry that it poses a potential fire hazard.”
One end of the “dangerous” recycling center was packed with large boxes, while the other was a sea of tote bags and plastic bottles.
“It’s certainly infested with rats. I saw two in the depths of the store,” she said.
“We drove through a range of properties between the Hove coast, across town and up to Hollingbury and it was very clear that the more affluent areas were well looked after.”
Kathy said the “disregard” of some areas of Brighton and Hove warranted a new council.
But the city council has hit back at the allegations of discrimination.
“No area was given preferential treatment in any way,” said a spokesman.
“We deeply regret the poor condition of the Woodbourne Avenue recycling facility.
“We will clear it as soon as possible.
“The problems with weeds on sidewalks this summer were citywide. The work we’ve done to address this has also been citywide.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20908100.council-discriminatory-hollingbury-bins-not-emptied/?ref=rss Council ‘discriminatory’ as Hollingbury bins were not emptied