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Unsuitable roads blamed for lack of Roslea brown bins

ONE year on from the introduction of the brown bins in Fermanagh, the people of Roslea still have not received theirs due to the ‘unsuitable roads,’ it has been claimed.
An angry reader has been in contact to explain that they have been in touch with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on several occasions, but have still not received a brown bin. 
The Council have now explained that there are some roads throughout the district which are unsuitable for conventional bin lorries, and a smaller vehicle is used to lift the bins. 
The angry resident told the Herald, “I have phoned the council on three separate occasions and was told my name and address are on a list and they would be delivered to my home, but months have passed and no brown bin. 
“There are other houses in the area who have also not received a brown bin.”
The Roslea man claims that it ‘appears that they only dropped off one brown bin for every blue bin, and he was never received a blue bin either.’
“I personally never got a blue bin and have to share it with my neighbour which can be very inconvenient.
 “I have a feeling that quite a few have been missed in the local area but have just resigned to the fact they are never going to get one, throwing the waste in the green bins instead, which defeats the whole aims of the project.”
In response to the complaint, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council explained,  “There are still some roads throughout the district which are unsuitable for collection of bins by conventional bin lorries and whose rubbish is currently being lifted by a side-loader, a much smaller vehicle which has no means to provide a separate food collection. 
“The Council is presently tendering for additional vehicles which will provide a food waste collection service for these routes and it is hoped to commence rolling out the service in early 2019 when food caddies will be delivered to residences in the affected areas. 
Until this collection commences the Council would encourage householders to continue bringing their food and green waste to our Civic Amenity Sites or disposing of it through their green bin.” 

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