A NEW waste system has been installed at a block of Redditch flats after residents were leaving rubbish on communal balconies.

Those living in Evesham Mews can now get rid of their waste and recycling at new bin stores after the council replaced an ‘outdated chute system’.

The former system was deemed not fit for purpose and led to complaints from residents as some were leaving rubbish on balconies rather than using the temporary receptacles in the car park.

Capital programmes and contracts manager Andrew Rainbow said: “The council is investing millions in its properties because we want to establish places for people to live in, which create a sense of pride.

“This is just one of the many projects we will be unveiling over the next 12 months including balcony refurbishment and street enhancement in High Trees Close and the replacement of timber balconies to aluminium ones at our properties.”