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Stanpit Marsh bins to be reassessed by BCP Council after 'disgusting' overflow

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AN OVERFLOWING bin at a Christchurch nature reserve has prompted the council to reassess the site's waste facilities.

A picture of the bin at Stanpit Marsh resulted in a row on social media, with some slamming users for continuing to dump their waste despite it spilling onto the ground, and others criticising the council for not emptying it quickly enough.

One said: "There is no excuse for leaving your rubbish or your dog excrement outside a bin. If the bin is full, take your refuse or dog poo home with you. Then call the council and complain about the lack of available facility.

The overflowing bin at Stanpit Marsh nature reserve
The overflowing bin at Stanpit Marsh nature reserve

They added: "Don't use them as an excuse for bad behaviour."

Another said: "Disgusting laziness. Sick of people blaming the council for Joe Public's selfishness. It's no better than hanging it from gates and trees in plastic bags. Dread to think what they do with it in their own gardens."

In response, a BCP Council spokesperson told the A&T: “The area at Stanpit Marsh is serviced regularly by our waste collection teams throughout the summer and our teams will clear the excess waste immediately.

"We will also reassess collection frequency and bin capacity.

"Please leave your rubbish and litter and place inside our bins. If they are full, find another empty bin or take it home with you."

Residents can report overflowing bins online at www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Roads-and-transport/Report-a-problem-on-a-road-or-pavement/Report-an-overflowing-bin.aspx

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