Barnsley Council apologise for bin men's 'totally unacceptable' behaviour

Charlie Peters

Barnsley council has been forced to apologise after CCTV footage emerged of bin men deliberately dropping bags of rubbish and throwing wheelie bins.

Cheryl Parker, 45, wondered why the bins on her street in Barnsley were strewn across the pavement so she checked her CCTV.

The camera, which faces onto the road of Prince Arthur Street, captured footage of the bin men throwing bin bags around.

The video of the bin men's actions were shared on social media.

In reaction, Barnsley council said the behaviour was unacceptable and announced that an investigation would be carried out.

The statement from a council spokesman said: "We are aware of a video involving our waste collection service being shared on social media.

"Barnsley Council aims to deliver a consistently high standard of service and this clearly falls shorts.

"This behaviour is totally unacceptable and a full investigation will be carried out

"We thank the resident for getting in touch and apologise for the level of service she received and any distress caused."

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