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Problems for Chesters waste collection scheme

Residents in parts of Cheshire West and Chester are claiming that their waste collection scheme is spiralling out of control as rubbish left out is attracting rats and other vermin.

People who live in the Boughton and Hoole areas of the city have told the council that neighbours are putting rubbish bags out on the wrong collection days, attracting rats and foxes as well as leading to an increase in fly-tipping.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have implemented a new collection system within the past six months which has seen some residents being given bags rather than bins for their waste due to storage issues, and it is these areas which are experiencing problems.

A council spokesman said: The bags have been causing the problem, with people putting them out the day before they are due to be collected. We have been visiting properties and re-delivering instruction packs to ensure people know what day they are supposed to leave their rubbish out.

We dont really know why this is happening. We are looking into it and trying to make sure it doesnt happen anymore.

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