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Anger as thousands of bins go uncollected due to Wolverhampton residents not properly disposing of waste

A row has broken out over rubbish collections in Wolverhampton after thousands of bins have gone uncollected due to a new hardline policy.

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Councillor Craig Collingswood with the new stickers

Residents deemed to be not properly disposing rubbish in their bins were given yellow warning stickers and their bins were not emptied.

Conservative councillors claim residents are furious about Wolverhampton Council's "check before you chuck" policy.

The Tories claim 12,276 bins have been rejected over a two-and-a-half-week period, averaging 750 bins a day being refused, accounting for 9.6 per cent of total bin collections.

Conservative Councillor Wendy Dalton, who is vice-chair of the climate change, housing and communities scrutiny panel, said: “The decision to reject so many bins in such an abrupt manner has caused great levels of distress to many residents, not least those in my ward of Merry Hill.