The Basildon couple’s car blocked in a garage by pink bags
A COUPLE’s car was stuck inside their garage as piles of trash dumped outside, amid the chaos caused by missed trash pickups.
Pink bags and household rubbish were moved past a cluster of garages off Paprills in Basildon.
The family claim that “the garbage crews moved it five feet” from where the garbage was first left.
Husband and wife say they left the garbage next to garages, where it is usually “responsibly” left for collection.
It is not known why the waste was moved in front of the garages.
It comes after a week of chaos across the city, with pink bags going uncollected for seven days. However, services have finally resumed.
The Echo revealed how there was a “relationship breakdown” between Basildon Council and the waste crews.
Additional staff have now been “enlisted”, with some workers being trained to become truck drivers.
The enraged resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I know they have issues and it’s hard work, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened. They literally moved him five feet from a safe place.
“My wife shouldn’t have to go out and move trash bags just to get to work, when we’ve already deposited them responsibly.
“Neither I nor my neighbor can get our cars out. ”
A flytipping hotspot on the corner of Thorrington Cross and Long Riding was also littered with pink bags and household furniture. The prairies, outside people’s homes, have seen “weekly” flytips in recent months.
Conservative Councilor Davida Ademuyiwa, from the St Martin district, said: “The summit of Thorrington Cross, where he meets Long Riding, has quickly become a continuing horror and dumping ground for dumpsters.
“I’m picking up the garbage.
“I am liaising with the agents to put in place a strategy to deal with this problem on a permanent basis.
“Arrangements are being made for garbage left in the area to be collected on the day of normal collection.
“It gets really frustrating.
“We are fed up with it. ”
Basildon’s board has been contacted for comment.