Nearly 1,700 rubbish collections were missed by council binmen last year, according to newly released figures.

Residents reported a total of 1,675 missed collections at their homes between February 2013 and February 2014 – an average of 129 per month.

However, the number of missed collections has seen a general decline over the course of the year, from a high of 338 in February 2013 to just 21 in January of this year.

Reported by the Newham Recorder. You can read the full story here. 

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