Residents have expressed their outrage as rubbish has built up near a commercial bin on a back lane in Bolton.

The mess is on the corner of Belvoir Street, Tonge Fold, near Bury Road.

The bin has a crack in it and large amounts of rubbish has fallen onto the street.

Among the discarded items near the bin include a toilet seat.

The Bolton News: A toilet seat amongst the rubbish

One of the local residents who has complained about the issue is Patricia Leask.

The 77-year-old retired woman said: “I go past it every day on the way to the shops.

“I feel sorry for the people who live next to it. I am quite shocked, surely it is a health hazard.

“It was 2001 we got here. It seems to be getting worse, it was fine when we got here.”

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Enid Brookes was brought up in the area and has lived in her home since 1985.

The 85-year-old said: “I am not giving up about this but I feel like giving up.

“Nobody is listening to use about it, this is getting worse.”

The Bolton News: The bin is cracked

When Mrs Leask contacted the council about this they replied stating: “We are unable to assist as the commercial bins featured in the photo belong to private waste contractors and it would be their responsibility to remove or replace them.”

The bin did belong to Viridor, the waste contractors.

However they sold their waste contracting to Biffa, who have said they will deal with it.

After being made aware of the situation by the Bolton News, a Biffa spokesperson commented: "We appreciate the uncollected bin in Belvoir Street being brought to our attention. We have scheduled the bin to be collected on Friday and apologise for any inconvenience caused."