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CCTV shows food waste bin being thrown at parked car

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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a St Sampson’s resident posted footage of a waste collector throwing food waste bins.

An investigation is under way after footage from CCTV at James Larbalestier’s L’Islet home showing a refuse collector throwing food waste bins around was posted on social media.

James Larbalestier, who lives in L’Islet, recorded the footage outside his property last week.

It showed the States Works employee throwing a food waste bin back towards properties, between parked cars.

‘Absolutely disgusted at the behaviour of our bin men last night,’ Mr Larbalastier posted on social media.

‘We wonder why our bins end up all over the place, usually broken?’

A States Works spokesman confirmed it was aware of the video and the footage was being investigated.

‘The matter is being taken extremely seriously and will be dealt with appropriately,’ he said.

‘Although we would not be able to comment on any potential outcomes from the investigation, this is not the behaviour we expect.

‘This incident is particularly unfortunate as it detracts from what an excellent job the bin collectors of all parishes generally do.

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‘That is especially true of late, when the weather conditions have been incredibly challenging throughout the collection rounds.’

Mr Larbalestier said he was woken on the night in question by the sound of his neighbour’s bin being thrown, so went to look.

‘After emptying our bin, he throws it straight at the front of our neighbour’s car, which it hits, bounces off and then hits the wall next to it,’ he wrote.

‘Likewise, when he empties our other neighbour’s bin (just out of shot at the end) he throws it straight at the back of their car too. Both cars are almost brand new.

‘I can’t believe how disrespectful his behaviour was, not to mention the fact our bin is now broken as a result of this, as I’d imagine are plenty of others.’

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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