Leicester

Wardens see wheelie bins cleared in Leicester

A scheme to remove wheelie bins left out on the streets in Leicester has been a success, officials have said.

City council wardens took action on 21 streets in Spinney Hills following complaints from residents.

Initial monitoring found 2,025 bins left out after emptying. This was then cut to 117 - with four £110 penalty notices eventually being issued.

The council said leaving bins out blocked pavements and encouraged vandalism and arson attacks.

House visits

After the first survey, information packs highlighting the risks of leaving out the bins were delivered to all houses.

Monitoring carried out a week later showed the number of bins left on streets had fallen to 288.

Wardens then visited the houses in question to speak to residents in person.

The following week 117 bins were found left on the streets and wardens then handed out 22 initial notices which resulted in the four fixed penalty notices.

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