An dog walker has been left “appalled” by the state of a bin near her home in west Hull.

Mary Ellwood, of Summergroves Way, who walks her labrador Tyler every day, is unhappy that the bin across the road from her house is overflowing with bags of dog poo.

The 78-year-old said: “It’s the one on the corner of Guillemot Close - it’s not been emptied for two weeks.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole life. It’s just disgusting, the bin is full and overflowing with dog poo bags.

"It’s absolutely degrading to the area.”

Ms Ellwood described the area, just off Hessle Road, as a “dog walkers paradise” - but said more needs to be done to prevent bins overflowing.

Mary Ellwood from Summergroves Way, Hessle Road, is complaining about the overflowing dog poo bin opposite her house
Mary Ellwood from Summergroves Way, Hessle Road, is complaining about the overflowing dog poo bin opposite her house

She said: “It’s a bit of a dog walker’s paradise round here. People come from all over the place to walk their dogs – we get a lot of walkers from Hessle Road.

“I would say they should empty it every four days. They know everyone round here has a dog."

 

She added: “It’s a lovely area and people look after their gardens but to see all of this on the verge is appalling.

“It looks absolutely disgusting it really does. The bin just isn’t big enough."

The overflowing bin on the corner of Summergroves Way and Guillemot Close.
The overflowing bin on the corner of Summergroves Way and Guillemot Close

The black bin, attached to a lamp post on the corner of the road, is full to the brim and litter and bags of dog waste are placed on top of it and on the ground beneath.

Above the bin a council notice warns dog walkers of a maximum penalty of £1,000 if they fail to clean up their pet's waste.

Ms Ellwood said there is currently nowhere she can dispose of the waste and she has resorted to taking the bags of excrement home with her while others just leave it on the floor.

“I walk my dog every day and I bring two bags now so I can double bag it.

“I’ve still got the dog poo bag from today, there’s nowhere to put it.

“When I was out the other day I saw it and thought cor blimey.

"There’s a big bin further down the road but that's full of cardboard, I'm sick and tired of walking around and holding it."

Ms Ellwood says the bin is "degrading" the area.
Ms Ellwood says the bin is "degrading' the area

What the council say

A spokesperson for Hull City Council said: “Street bins around the city are emptied on a weekly schedule.

"Any direct requests made to the council to empty bins are completed the next working day.

"Residents who see an overflowing street bin in their area can report it to the council.”

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