A Chesham resident was left worried for the cost of the clean-up after the communal bins were missed for two weeks in a row. 

Oliver Revel, a resident at the block of flats on Alexander Street, took to social media after the communal bin collection was missed twice. 

His picture posted on OurChesham Facebook group showed a wall of bin bags piled on top of each other in the open air bin space used by residents of the 40 flats at Buckingham View. 

Mr Revel was concerned what would happen if the bins weren’t collected before the Jubilee weekend, and who would shoulder the costs rising from the unsightly waste issue.

READ MORE: 'Nuisance' Bucks flat shut down over anti-social behaviour

He said: “The problem is we now have a rodent problem that the housing association are aware of.

“But the more they have to put out bait boxes the more it will add to our service charge that everyone pays in the block flats."

He felt that despite paying Council tax, the residents were not getting a service. 

The property belongs to the housing association Paradigm Housing Group.

Following his Facebook post, Mr Revel had been contacted by others who were affected by the “ongoing problem” with communal bins at their properties.

One comment said: “It's the same in our flats in Amersham, they haven't been collected in over 2 weeks!”

Bucks Free Press: The full communal bins were unable to shut. The full communal bins were unable to shut.

On Tuesday (May 31) Mr Revel spent 45 minutes on the phone to speak to someone at the waste team, and eventually the bins were emptied the next day - just before the Jubilee bank holiday. 

He added: “My feelings are of anger as we all pay council tax and seemed to get very little for it.”

A spokesperson for Paradigm Housing Group commented: “We are sorry about the difficulties being experienced at Buckingham View. We are aware of this and continue to work with the council to ensure the bins are collected.

READ MORE: Queen's Jubilees in Bucks in pictures

"We currently bait Buckingham View monthly to control any issues with rats. This cost is already included in current service charge bills, however whilst any further visits or baits will be service chargeable, we will only do this where absolutely necessary.

“Our Customer and Neighbourhood Officer will visit next week to fully assess the situation.”