The bin chutes on this Sheffield estate are too small and it's causing chaos
  • last month
Residents of Sheffield's Lansdowne Estate off Washington Road say they are sick and tired of bin bags piling up in communal areas.
Over Christmas, several rotted-out and vermin infested wheelie bins across the estate were removed for good, with residents told to use the balcony bin chutes instead. This was welcomed by many.
But, as residents have complained, the chutes are too small and get blocked by bulky modern bin bangs. Add to that the remaining wheelie bins getting locked in sheds and it leads to one outcome - bin bags piling up across the estate.
I asked Lansdowne residents about their troubles, tried the bin chutes for myself, and spoke to Councillor Maroof Raouf about what could be done to address the issue.