People living in Looe say their rubbish is still not being collected properly. It follows problems across the county after Cornwall Council awarded a new waste contract to Cory Environmental. In Looe a number of streets in the town centre still had bin bags left uncollected during Monday's round. Whilst some have received new recycling bags and boxes, many hadn't been emptied.
Looe Resident Jo Hawes told The West Country Tonight:
In a statement Cornwall Council said 98.5% of waste was being collected. It said it and Cory Environmental apologised again to people in Cornwall for the problems being experienced with rubbish and recycling collections in some areas, and reaffirmed their commitment to working together to improve the service as quickly as possible.
Councillor Julian German said while the vast majority of collections were being successfully completed by Cory, the current level of missed collections was unacceptable.
Nigel Carr, the General Manager for Cory Environmental said: