Waste in Wales: a dangerous sign of poor hygiene

“Rats, rats and more rats” – this, and many other comments on national news site Wales Online, has been the cry from local residents of Bridgend, as waste collection is set to become less frequent in the town.

The waste proposals are part of a plan to increase recycling rates by 64 per cent – and reducing waste collection is only one element of a larger scheme.

Bridgend council will retain weekly recycling services, but many residents are still angry about the decision.

Local resident Ashley Leyton Rees said, “We are a family of five and have approximately 10 black bags per two weeks. I’m struggling to keep these down and store them.

“Once a month collection will be ridiculous, 20 black bags kept in my garden!”

Budget cuts and hygiene ruts

But Bridgend Council aren’t the only local authority struggling to meet government-stipulated mandates on waste while being forced to cut vital services.

Across the UK, various councils are struggling to clean up their own streets, whether from chewing gum, bird droppings or choked drains.

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