Pin Mill blighted by left-over trash

ONE of Suffolk's beauty spots continues to be blighted by the curse of seasonal rubbish.Residents and boat users at Pin Mill on the picturesque banks of the Orwell estuary are fed up with overflowing bins as the refuse problem recurs year after year.

ONE of Suffolk's beauty spots continues to be blighted by the curse of seasonal rubbish.

Residents and boat users at Pin Mill, on the picturesque banks of the Orwell estuary, are fed up with overflowing bins as the refuse problem recurs year after year.

Conscientious tourists and other people enjoying the river are keen to dispose of their rubbish in bins provided next to the public toilets on the riverside but find there is no room as Babergh District Council regulations mean that overloaded bins cannot be emptied.

A year after the Evening Star first looked at the issue, residents are still kicking up a stink at the never-ending stream of rubbish.

The trash is now spilling over on to the ramp to allow disabled access to the toilets – and must be causing a health nuisance, reckon disgruntled onlookers.

One, who declined to be named, said the rubbish made the spot an eyesore – despite Babergh's call to tourists on its website to enjoy "unspoilt and ever changing landscapes with extensive views of the river estuary". The bins are only yards from a picnic spot near to the Butt and Oyster pub.

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Another resident said that the bin men come to collect the rubbish twice a week but rubbish is often left for the next – leading to overflowing bins seven days later.

"It's not in keeping with the area at all. They [the refuse collectors] come down on Monday and they just throw everything on top away."

No one from Babergh District Council was available to comment.

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