Brighton bins overflow with rubbish after heatwave

PICTURES show overflowing rubbish after thousands flocked to the seaside for a sizzling weekend.

The mercury in Brighton and Hove reached up to 29C yesterday as Britons basked in the hottest weather so far this year.

Pictures taken early this morning show overflowing bins on the seafront and at Brighton Station after the busy weekend.

Bins outside the station can be seen overflowing with takeaway packets, with plastic bags scattered across the pavement.

The Argus: Overflowing rubbish in Brighton after tousands flock to city to enjoy heatwave

“It’s not a nice scene for commuters to come into Brighton,” said one resident.

“Every day I pass through this station and rubbish outside is piling up”

The Argus: Overflowing rubbish in Brighton after tousands flock to city to enjoy heatwave

Similar scenes can be found on the seafront at Madeira Drive.

Piles of bin bags have been placed next to the bins as council staff tackle the rubbish.

“Cityclean needs a team on Madeira Drive quite quickly today,” said a resident.

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“It’s too much for the brilliant regular woman to clean alone.”

Rubbish was left on the pebbles overnight on Saturday with teams working to clear it ahead of yesterday.

The Argus: Overflowing rubbish in Brighton after tousands flock to city to enjoy heatwave

On the even of coronavirus restrictions being lifted, thousands packed the beach enjoy the heatwave.

Pictures from the seaside showed the hoards of sunseekers enjoying themselves on the beach, soaking up the weather and venturing into the water.

Last month, Brighton and Hove City Council announced that beachgoers left 100 tonnes of rubbish on the seafront after a spell of hot temperatures.

Council cleaners cleared the astonishing amount of trash – the weight of 50 family sized cars – which included bottles, cans and takeaway containers over just 17 days.

Council leader Phelim Mac Cafferty said at the time: “The amount of rubbish the council has collected over the last two and a half weeks is off the scale.

“Hard-working council teams say the amount of waste being collected on the busiest days on the seafront has almost doubled since before lockdown began.

“These shocking figures are a strong reminder that keeping our seafront clean is a huge daily struggle.”

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