Council chiefs have told householders not to tell them if they haven’t had their bins emptied as rubbish continues to pile up on the streets.
With residents bombarding Brighton and Hove City Council’s call centre with complaints, the local authority has urged people to stop contacting it.Because they already know they are useless (and don't care) so no need to keep pointing it out...
A council spokesman said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delays to refuse and recycling collections.
“There have been some problems with refuse vehicles breaking down, and the bad weather has also slowed us down.Well, fair enough. But you knew the weather was coming, at least...
“Extra crews were out over the weekend and we had four extra crews out yesterday collecting rubbish missed last week in Saltdean, Hangleton, Patcham, Mile Oak and Hanover.
“If your collection has been missed please leave your bins out and we will collect as soon as we can.
“We are confident that the refuse collection rounds will work well again once we have caught up from the festive period and the bad weather.”So...it's just the bad weather, is it?
The backlog has been created after the council introduced new rounds in October. But unions have repeatedly warned the local authority that the changes, which saw a number of vehicles taken off the road to save money, have left workers with too much to do./facepalm