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This is the shocking moment a binman launched a furious and foul-mouthed rant at residents while out collecting, calling them ‘dirty, smelly b*******’.
Resident Jade Ashleigh’s security camera in Penrhyn Bay, North Wales, caught the morning tirade.
He shouted: ‘I’ve told you dirty b******* before, I’m not emptying it.’
Then the same binman is heard again shouting ‘Empty your food bin, smelly’- before he disappears down the street.
Ms Ashleigh, 37, sent the CCTV clip to the council along with a formal complaint.
She said: ‘This isn’t the first time the bin men have been heard hurling abuse at residents.
‘Normally I wouldn’t check back on the CCTV but I checked it because my food bin and recycling trolley had been damaged so I wanted to see.
‘I heard him shout that he had previously said he wasn’t emptying the bins before, and called someone ‘dirty b******* across the street, then go to his colleague and mutter something else.
‘The CCTV camera was able to pick up some of it but we are unsure of who he was talking about as the person shouting is off camera.’
Resident Jade Ashleigh’s security camera in Penrhyn Bay, North Wales, caught the morning tirade in which a binman shouted ‘I’ve told you dirty b******* before, I’m not emptying it’ at homeowners
His bosses have said sorry for the binman’s words as he failed to act in a ‘professional and respectful manner’ on duty.
Ms Ashleigh said: ‘Since posting the footage on Facebook I have had several neighbours message me telling me this isn’t the first time it’s happened, and that it’s about time they are reported for their behaviour.
‘One resident has told me that one of the bin men called him a t***, followed by another saying the bin men always break their bins due to being heavy handed.
‘No matter how ‘bad of a day’ they are having, we still pay council tax so we should not have to deal with abusive language being shouted across the street.
‘I complained to the council about this and they said they’d look into it, but they’re not going to be able to tell me if they actually do anything.’
A spokesperson for Conwy Council’s Environment, Roads and Facilities Service said: ‘We received a call from a resident in Penrhyn Bay and logged her complaint, which is being looked into by the manager.
‘Council staff are expected to carry out their duties in a professional and respectful manner.
‘We have been in touch with the resident to provide an update and an apology.’
His bosses have said sorry for the binman’s words as he failed to act in a ‘professional and respectful manner’ on duty