A NEW external waste and recycling system has been installed at Evesham Mews as part of Redditch Borough Council’s £13million investment improve its properties.
The metroStor system will replace an outdated chute system which was deemed not fit for purpose and led to complaints from residents whose neighbours were leaving rubbish on balconies rather than using the temporary containers in the car park.
Residents told us back in June the situation had got so bad they were embarrassed to have visitors to their homes.
The council had reiterated the chutes – blocked for two years – should not be used and urged people not to leave rubbish on balconies whilst waiting for this work to be completed.
The new bin stores will be closer to flats as they are more hygienic, making it easier for residents to dispose of their waste.
Capital programmes and contracts manager Andrew Rainbow said: “The council is investing millions in its properties because we want to establish places for people to live in, which create a sense of pride.
“This is just one of the many projects we will be unveiling over the next 12 months including balcony refurbishment and street enhancement in High Trees Close and the replacement of timber balconies to aluminium ones at our properties.”
The multi-million-pound investment project also includes a five-year internal refurbishment programme in council homes.