Residents have been forced to live in their own trash after weeks of garbage collectors failing to collect their trash – and dealing with vermin, including mice
Local residents are disgusted after being forced to live among their own garbage.
It comes after garbage collectors in the area failed to collect their rubbish for weeks, reports Coventry Live.
The green space on her street, which is normally used by children to play, is now filled to the brim with stinking garbage, strewn everywhere by the overflowing bins.
Residents of Tile Hill in Coventry say they are unable to venture near their common areas due to broken glass on the floor and excessive amounts of rubbish.
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A local told CoventryLive the chaos has been affecting them for weeks.
He added that due to the chaos, they have to deal with vermin like foxes, mice and rats.
“It’s been like this for over a month now. No one has seen garbage men picking up garbage or if they have, nothing is done about the garbage that has been dumped on the grass or the rest of the common area,” the resident added.
“It affects everyone because there are children who usually play in this area but cannot because of broken glass and rubbish. My stepkids can’t play outside either because of the rubbish and the terrible smell.
Because the rubbish has been left there, we’re dealing with a lot more foxes, rats and mice than normal.” The local resident – who asked not to be named – said their rubbish had been piling up since the refuse collectors in Coventry went on strike. “Some reports have been received [the] Council, but no action has been taken yet,” he added.
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The situation comes against the backdrop of the city’s ongoing industrial dispute over trash cans.
Industrial action by the city’s refuse collectors began in January amid a dispute over pay. Since then, the City Council has brought in private trash collector Tom White to ensure the city’s trash cans continue to be collected.
The strike is still dragging on and both sides blame the other for not ending the deadlock.
But despite private waste regulations, some areas complain that waste is not collected.
Coventry City Council were asked to comment but did not respond.
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