GREEN waste has been piling up uncollected for some residents in Old Basing.

Residents in Hatch Park, off London Road in Old Basing, have had issues since signing up to the new Green Waste collection scheme from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, which started in February of this year.

Wendy Clifton, one of the residents in Hatch Park, told The Gazette that since the new collection was due to start in February, the household's green bins had not been collected at all since the scheme's start.

Wendy said: "We signed up in January to the new scheme, but we haven't had it collected since the new scheme started.

"The council have told us that it would be collected last Friday, and then now it would be this Friday.

"It feels like it is going round in big circles and I'm being constantly fobbed off."

"Over the winter, we had plenty of leaves and other cuttings that we needed collecting, and while it hasn't been a massive amount, the bins will be in a lot more use in the summer months."

Wendy experienced no problems with the collection last year, and to sign up to the scheme to have the green waste collected cost her £42.

Wendy added: "It costs us money to sign on, and then we get less service than last year, which is a bit silly.

"I'm trying to do the right thing by making sure that the right waste goes in the right bin, but if they won't collect it, why bother?

"It isn't as though the service is free, it really isn't good enough."

Executive director of borough services, Rebecca Emmett, said: “Unfortunately three properties in Hatch Park, Old Basing, were incorrectly allocated to the wrong garden waste collection round.

“This has now been rectified and the accumulated waste has been collected.

"We have contacted and apologised to the residents who were affected and informed them that their subscriptions will be extended by three months.”

“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.”