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A annoyed home-owner has hit out after a binman was caught on digicam dumping a meals waste caddy straight right into a common waste bin.

The man who had his bins blended in Maidstone, Kent has now questioned what the purpose in him “religiously” separating his waste is.

A council probe has been launched. In the footage, a binman is seen tipping out the contents of the small meals waste bin right into a wheelie bin earlier than taking it in direction of the lorry.

Residents in Kent have suffered from a scarcity of bin collections over the previous few months, following a brand new multi-million-pound contract for refuse assortment was rolled out throughout the county.

The Maidstone resident who filmed his bins being blended – who needs to stay nameless for worry of his bins not being collected sooner or later – fumed: “I religiously separate my food waste from the rest and put it out each time…”

“But what is the point if they immediately mix it up again?”

“I did get a brief look at the back of the refuse lorry and it did look as though it didn’t have a separate slot for food waste, so perhaps the binman had no alternative.”

“But that is not the service that the council is supposed to be providing.”

Maidstone Borough Council, one of many three native authorities comprising the Mid-Kent Waste Partnership, which signed SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK for the brand new waste disposal contract earlier this yr, stated it was investigating the ‘unacceptable’ incident.

A spokesman stated: “The council is aware of an incident of unacceptable waste collection practice in Loose Road.”

“This will now lead to a full investigation of the crew member by SUEZ, as their employer.”

The authority has beforehand apologised for the inconveniences the brand new SUEZ contract has prompted while crews be taught their new routes.

Missed bin collections proceed to wreak havoc throughout Kent.

After the May elections in Maidstone, a Green and Lib Dem coalition took management of the council – however the issue has not gone away.