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Skip empty on Saturday, overflowing Sunday


HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Skip empty on Saturday, overflowing Sunday

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Less than 24 hours after an empty skip was placed near the old Fairchild Street Market in The City, the garbage has become so much, it’s overflowing again.

Two mattresses have been leaned against the side of the skip; boxes of what looked like documents have been piled on top; and the rear of a television, a stove and computer could be seen wedged among the scores of bags dumped inside.

And the man whose team spent at least four hours cleaning the spot last week Sunday was frustrated.

“It is really, really disgusting because the last time it was cleaned, people had dead dogs in plastic bags. I am extremely frustrated,” the representative from the company Express Skip Services said on Sunday.

The man, who declined to give his name, said a full skip was removed on Saturday and an empty one placed in its stead.

“And, lo and behold, I passed there this morning [Sunday] and I took a series of pictures – a bed, mattress, old stove, the same place,” he said, his voice filled with frustration.

“And I can guarantee you that by tomorrow morning [today], that place is going to be full of garbage because the skip is full,” he said, adding the skip was removed six days a week.

He said the skip was there for use by vendors in the market. (HLE)

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