Flimsy recycling bags not up to the job
The city council insists it
has not changed the quality of its recycling sacks despite
complaints from householders that they are "flimsy".
Several residents took to Twitter
to vent their frustration at the bags which they also claim are
Malissa Taylor wrote: "The bags are
absolutely appalling. I can hardly put anything in them as they
break so easily."
Mark Roberts said: "I’m using two
bags just to get the recycling out for collection in one piece. Old
ones were much better."
Nicole Reilly added: "Have to use
two bags every time as fed up with bottoms giving way. Much smaller
City councillor Alex Perkins said:
"My wife, Jo noticed the latest batch of sacks were flimsy."
City council spokesman Rob Davies
admitted there was a problem when the specification when reduced
two years ago but says the council reverted back to the higher
He added: "We haven’t had
complaints about the general quality of the clear sacks for many
months. A tiny minority of sacks have had a problem with the bottom
coming undone and we have been replacing them when people have
contacted us. Anyone who has had this issue should call Serco on
0800 031 9091.
"The clear sacks will be phased out
from next April when we move to our new waste collection
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