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Maggots in wheelie bins prompts petition to restart weekly bin collections in part of Leicestershire

Residents are so unhappy they've launched a petition

A petition has been started calling for weekly bin collections to be re-started because the hot weather has led to maggots being found.

So far the Blaby and Whetstone petition, set up by resident Kay Mills, has been signed by over 2,000 people.

Since July the waste service collection in the area has been alternating weekly between recycling and general waste.

This means that people are having to wait two weeks to get their bins collected.

Residents in the area took to Facebook to voice their concerns about the maggots in their bins.

What do the residents say?

Resident Donna McRory, said: "My bin is in the shade, been cleaned, everything bagged and it still stinks."

People from Sharnford, Kirby Muxloe and Cosby have also complained about the situation with the bins.

Joleta Meakin from Braunstone Town is involved in the group Better Bins for Blaby in an attempt to improve the service.

In a letter to the Leicestershire Live they said: "You can only imagine the terrible smell that those bins generate in the summer sun that we've been expereincing.

"Blaby residents deserve a first-rate service, not a load of rubbish."

In response to residents asking for advice for what to do when they do see maggots in their bins Blaby District Council said on its website that their is no evidence to suggest they cause health problems.

"The best approach is to be careful with your rubbish and your food and ensure that flies can't get to it," they said.

The council are aware of the petition and a spokesperson said: "As per the council's constitution. any petition submitted with over 750 valid signatures will be debated at a future council meeting."

Source: Leicester Mercury

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