PICTURED: The 'disgusting' state of one Sheffield estate

This was the disgusting scene in a part of Sheffield over the bank holiday weekend as litter spilled out of bins and onto the streets.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 7:52 am
Litter in Page Hall. Picture: Ali Hussain.

Ali Hussain called for action to clean up Page Hall after taking these pictures on Saturday and Sunday.

He said there were similar scenes most weekends following a rise in the number of shops and takeaways in the area.

Litter in Page Hall. Picture: Ali Hussain.

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"I drive through Page Hall every day and on a Friday those bins are always full and on a weekend they don't get emptied and then they pull up on a Monday morning and have to do a big clean up," Mr Hussain said.

"I went past it yesterday and it was like a Third World country. If you look outside the shops, every single bin is full right down to Firth Park Road. I went past about six bins and they were all full - I think the council and Amey need to change their policy."

Page Hall has previously hit the headlines for litter with similar disgusting images showing litter and fly-tipping sprawled across the streets.

Mr Hussain said: "It's the same every week - it's not just a one-off. By Friday night at 5pm or 6pm those bins are full. The shopkeepers are putting their rubbish in the bins too. I used to live there and it used be such a nice area.

Litter in Page Hall. Picture: Ali Hussain.

"There are more shops and takeaways and more people living there but the number of shops has remained the same.

"I spoke to the locals and shopkeepers and they all said where should they put their rubbish."

A Streets Ahead spokesman said: "Our street cleansing teams work hard to keep the city’s streets litter free collecting around 500 tonnes of litter each month and, in partnership with Sheffield City Council, we work to address litter issues through recycling paper and cardboard across the city to complement the kerb side collection service for all domestic properties.

"In addition, across the city we have double aperture litter bins to help address food and litter waste on the go.

“Priority for routine litter bin operations operate Monday to Sunday in the City Centre, with priority also given to areas city wide which have higher levels of litter mainly due to their location and the number of pedestrians, these areas include the principal shop sites. Neighbour and district shop sites shop sites are attended Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

“We are sorry to hear that residents found litter bins to be full over this glorious bank holiday weekend, however our cleansing teams were back out City Wide and in Page Hall from 6am on Tuesday morning collecting the rubbish and litter which had accumulated over the holiday weekend.”