Residents Bin Problem Addressed!


Recently I had a constituent contact me about a waste bin that was overflowing and had not been emptied for several weeks. (See the photo) It was simply stinking and my resident was concerned that it would attract rats. 

Plus, the smells were not pleasant. 

I contacted the waste disposal team at the City Council and this is what they informed me. 

The waste team have now visited the address in question and emptied the contaminated bins, during the visit there was no evidence of rats, so the issue should now be resolved.” 

The spokesperson also told me that – “ Officers cannot empty any contaminated bins and I am informed by officers that some of these bins were contaminated.   The contaminated bins have been emptied today as a one-off.” 

This particular bin is in a communal bin in a block of flats. Would residents please do their best like other domestic waste users, and stick to placing the right waste in the right bins.


In this particular case I have managed to resolve the issue.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more