A FUMING local resident hand-delivered his uncollected rubbish to the town hall after getting fed up of bin disruptions across Barnsley.

Nick Tudor, from Pilley, did not have his brown recycling bin collected for six weeks prompting him to head to Barnsley Town Hall with his rubbish to see if they would dispose of the waste.

Admittedly, the 34-year-old didn’t expect much to come from the publicity stunt but to his surprise a council employee took it off of his hands.

Nick told the Chronicle: “We’ve had a missed collection for our brown bin about six weeks ago now and it’s still not been collected.

“We were told to leave it outside and someone would pick it up but that hasn’t happened.

“Everyone’s brown bins are full and we’ve now got bags of recycling on the street we’ve got no idea when they’re going to be collected, or even if they will collect the excess bags.

“I decided to come down to the town hall to see if they would take it off my hands.

“It went surprisingly well.

“Someone outside of the town hall took the recycling off of me so I might just bring the rest over to see if they’ll take that too.”

The Chronicle understands more than 1,100 streets had been missed at the end of last week though some are included twice for various bins.

Wombwell was the hardest-hit area, followed by Darfield, Thurnscoe and Bolton-upon-Dearne.

Coun James Higginbottom, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, said: “We have carried out some recent health and safety training to make sure everyone is working safely.

“There have been no changes to how we operate and these procedures have been in place for many years.

“We are continuing to address the backlog of collections, having made significant progress with many crews working last weekend and through this week to clear outstanding rounds.

“Any additional waste can be taken to any of our household waste and recycling centres which are open seven days a week.

“Anyone who fly-tips or dumps waste illegally in our borough will be prosecuted. We will not tolerate this blight on our borough.”