Bins have not been collected in North Oxford for weeks, householders have complained.

Householders in North Oxford have told the Oxford Mail that two weeks worth of rubbish has been “piling up” and blue bins are sitting on the street waiting to be emptied.

Oxford City Council has said “staffing and vehicle issues” were to blame for the delays in the rubbish collection and confirmed that crews would be working on Saturday and Monday to catch up.

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Dad Tom Silver from Cutteslowe said: "It is bad enough that we only get our rubbish collected every fortnight because with a family of four, it really piles up.

“But when they miss collections, it gets very difficult.

“Fortunately, this time it is the blue recycling bin which is waiting to be emptied which is not as bad.

“Last year they missed a green household rubbish collection and we had to wait another two weeks for our waste to be emptied - which in the heat of the summer was very unpleasant.”

Mr Silver said he hoped the workers would be paid for any overtime if they needed to work this weekend to clear the backlog.

He said: "I have complete sympathy for the lads on the bin trucks.

“It's a tough job at the best of times but especially when it is as warm as this.

“I hope they get paid overtime if they are forced to work over the weekend.

“It is not their fault and I think we all owe them a pint.”

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A council spokesman said their contractor ODS had used every available resource, including having supervisors loading rounds with crews.