Idle dustmen caught out
By Telegraph Reporter
RUBBISH collectors were caught overloading a shop’s wheelie bin so they could avoid taking it away.
CCTV footage shows the two dustmen adding cardboard to the large bin before putting a black bag on top of the lid. They then photographed their work so they had “proof” that the bin was overloaded.
When Iftikhar Ahmed, the owner of Dars Express convenience store in Cambridge, who shares the bin with a Chinese restaurant, called the council to ask why the rubbish had not been collected, he was told that the authority had photographic evidence that the bin was overloaded.
Mr Ahmed said: “I could not believe what I was seeing. It is totally and utterly ridiculous. We checked our CCTV and couldn’t believe our eyes.
“This is a total disgrace and God knows how many others this has been done to. These lazy workers just could not be bothered to empty the bin.”
Jas Lally, Cambridge city council’s head of refuse, said: “We have written to the owner of the premises and apologised for this poor service which is inexcusable.
“Arrangements are being made to investigate this in accordance with the council’s disciplinary policy.”