Residents in large parts of Birkdale and central Southport were left fuming this Tuesday as Green Bins dutifully left out for emptying were ignored by Sefton Council’s refuse department. Residents learnt they would not now be collected for months.
The last day pre -winter for green bin collection for this area had been clearly scheduled for 30th November and residents relied on the calendar published.
However, Sefton changed the date giving notification of the change on the Sefton website only.
This has seriously annoyed residents as many gardeners in preparation for the winter have cleared up piles of leafs as nature beds down for winter, organising themselves around the green bin collection rota.
“None of us are sad enough to regularly check changes on Sefton’s website”, says Liberal Democrat councillor, John Pugh, “ and not everyone knows how to. The Council have blundered.This is the one Council service absolutely everyone relies.”
“The Council should apologise and book another date, taking the obvious step of letting us know this time. “