New Waste row

Dear Editor,

St Helens Council have some serious questions to answer after if was revealed that household recycling had been dumped into general waste following an unacceptable backlog resulting in some residents not having a collection since before Christmas. 

The council website is very clear that £100 fixed penalty notices are in place if waste is ‘deposited or fly tipped without due care’. Perhaps affected residents should have the right to fine the council the same amount per household for failing to provide a service that was promised to them. 

Waste collection is supposed to be cheaper and more efficient now that it is managed by the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority yet it just appears to be getting worse by the year.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Bours MEP

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