RESIDENTS have questioned why it took a month for council officials to deliver refuse bins to their homes.
Homeowners began moving into the flats in Scott House, in Northumberland Square, North Shields, last month after the development was completed by Home Group.
But residents soon found their back yard overflowing with rubbish after North Tyneside Council failed to deliver any bins.
Resident Marianne Hickson said: “There are three wooden containers where the bins should be that are filled with rubbish.
“It’s a fire hazard, could attract rats and is an eyesore.”
Graham Darby, Home Group head of customer service, said: “We ordered three refuse bins from the council on March 14. The order was confirmed the next day.
“Since then we’ve been chasing the order. We’re pleased the bins have finally been delivered.”
A council spokesperson said: “The council was informed today (April 16) by the developer that some properties have already been occupied.
“Council teams cleared rubbish from the area and delivered bins to the properties. Weekly rubbish collections will commence on Thursday.”