Overflowing bins should be reported

OVERFLOWING bins that catch the eye in the Steyning area should be reported, residents have been told.

Horsham District Council is urging members of the public to report any overflowing litter bins and dog waste bins in Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding.

Bins are emptied on a regular basis and extra resources are used during the summer months to keep them clear.

But overflowing bins are discovered only at scheduled collection times, unless they are reported.

Cllr Andrew Baldwin, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Most people dispose of their litter and dog waste sensibly. Staff are constantly working hard to ensure bins are emptied regularly.

“If someone sees a full litter or dog waste bin, please take your rubbish home and report the full bin to us so that we can arrange for it to be emptied as soon as possible.”

There have been a number of incidents recently where dog waste bins and general litter bins have become full and waste has been left by the side of the bins, which is both unsightly and unhygienic.

Recent hot weather has increased the amount of litter and, on a number of occasions, this has been put into dog waste bins, so they fill up quickly. Sometimes, a single bag of rubbish has blocked the opening but the bin itself is empty.

Report any overflowing bins by emailing the location to hopoast@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 733144 and leave a message if out of hours.