|Tories Have Field Day Over Rubbish Fiasco|
Claims of 'incompetence and mismanagement' over handling of new contract
There were 8,000 missed rubbish collections last month when the
Almost five and a half thousand people tried to get through to
"5 months before the contract started, Labour knew that Enterprise would be using temporary vehicles to collect dry recycled waste and despite residents carefully sorting everything, it was going to get mixed together. In doing so, they have effectively thrown away 90% of residents' hard work.
Labour also knew that contract reduced the number of recycling crews from 23 to 15 and that for 3 months Enterprise would face no financial penalty for service failures during this time.
I am determined that the residents of the borough have the first class service they are used to and we'll keep pressing until they do. Let's start by Labour Cllr Bassam Mahfouz facing up to his responsibilities and stepping down to let someone run else the service.
May 22nd 2012