Council suffering 15,000 bin bulge
ALMOST 15,000 of Stroud's new wheelie bins are piled up in storage after fewer households than estimated were able to cope with them.
The spare wheelie bins are stockpiled at the Stroud District Council contractor's depot and will be used for new residents moving in to the area.
The surplus was due to be reported to yesterdayevening's council executive meeting.
Attention was, however, drawn to it by Coun Simon Pickering, executive policy lead for the environment, at the latest Stroud Town Council.
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He said: "At the moment there's about 15,000 spare bins. Recycling rates are absolutely excellent."
Originally it was estimated that 45,000 of the district's 50,128 households would be able to accommodate the bins.
But in the event only 36,000 were actually distributed.
Remaining homes have been given hessian sacks.