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Cardiff residents complain of 'horrific' amount of litter on streets

The video shows rubbish strewn across May Street in Cathays Credit: Philip Jenkins

Residents in an area of Cardiff have complained of ''overflowing bins'' and ''disgusting'' streets due to litter.

One resident described the amount of rubbish seen on the streets of Cathays on Wednesday as ''horrific.''

Another complained that overflowing bins were attracting seagulls.

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A video, filmed on May Street and posted on social media, shows rubbish strewn across the street and plastic bags left on the pavement.

As the university term ends, many students in the area are preparing to move home for the summer break leading to an increase in litter.

Cardiff Council said ''blitz operations'' to clear the streets will be in operation over the next few weeks.

At this time of year many students leave the city after finishing their exams. A scheme is in place to remove as much waste as possible, as well as clean and clear litter from the streets of Cathays and Plasnewydd.

Blitz operations in both of these wards will continue over the next few weeks.

We would like to remind all students leaving the city, that food waste should not be put into the green recycling bags, as food waste recycling is available.

All waste has to be put out on the correct collection day. A leaflet has been hand delivered to each property to advise all tenants about the arrangements.

– Cardiff Council Spokesperson