Video: Harlow councillor in charge of bin collections explains why there was so many delays

THE Harlow councillor in charge of bin collections has put his side of the story as to why there has been massive delays in collections over the festive period.

Despite it now being mid January, there are still collections being missed.

We spoke to the portfolio holder for the environment, cllr Danny Purton to try and get to the bottom of the problem.

Cllr Purton stressed that the council had apologised but it couldn’t base its refuse collection system on the two week Christmas and New Year period.

He also gave YH an emphatic answer of “No” when we asked if there was any form of work-based dispute with the refuse collectors and their employers, Veoila.

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5 Responses to "Video: Harlow councillor in charge of bin collections explains why there was so many delays"

  1. MickyB77   January 14, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never heard such hog-wash from a back foot official before, he was struggling so hard to breathe, just like a youngster whose in hot water for a mis-deed or two.
    Would you buy a motor from this man ? me neither, he’s always been iffy when quizzed by Your Harlow, but this effort was patheti6.

  2. RayMo   January 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    What a load of rubbish.

  3. kthe5   January 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    No, I wouldn’t buy a car off him. That’s because he is not selling cars. I don’t think he is ‘iffy’, just nervious of making himself look like a right plonker on film. Obviously not a trained actor, just an ordinary bloke who has the exciting task of dealing with bin collections.
    In previous years I have known the rubbish to pile up and not collected for about 2 weeks. Nothing like as bad this year. Probably a day or two late at most.
    Maybe I was lucky this year?

  4. MickyB77   January 15, 2020 at 10:39 am

    kthe5,
    It appears that you’ve missed the point again. It’s a point of trust.
    Around my area we very rarely have a problem with refuse removal,never been more than a day behind.

  5. gilbernuk   January 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    So it wasn’t a polished performance in front of the camera but at least he was prepared to answer the questions. In my experience I have had an excellent service from the dust crews this year with no problems at all. Is it surprising that some of the rounds have got behind over the Xmas period with the extra rubbish and the blocked roads over Xmas? Talking to a few people who were affected the rubbish was picked up the next day so I can’t see what the fuss is about.

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