Chesterfield mum's anger over 'filthy' bins outside KFC restaurant

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A Chesterfield mum has slammed fast food chain KFC after ‘filthy’ bins were left on the pavement outside one of its restaurants near her home.

Kate Caine, 48, says she and other residents are facing an ‘ongoing’ problem with litter and unsightly rubbish outside the KFC restaurant on West Bars, ‘which is only getting worse’.

The mother-of-two, who lives on Foljambe Road, said the state of the bins was sending out the wrong message to people using the restaurant.

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The bins left outside KFC, on West Bars, Chesterfield. Photo: Kate Caine, via Twitter.The bins left outside KFC, on West Bars, Chesterfield. Photo: Kate Caine, via Twitter.
The bins left outside KFC, on West Bars, Chesterfield. Photo: Kate Caine, via Twitter.

“It is an ongoing problem that has become worse since a metal door was fitted to the outhouse at the side of their building, because now bins are often left on the street instead of in the outhouse,” Kate said.

"These are filthy, block the footpath and are unsightly, encouraging KFC customers to leave their rubbish in the same area.

“Another problem is the increasing number of delivery drivers that are waiting on the double yellow lines outside on the junction to collect orders.”

Kate tweeted a picture of the bins recently and asked KFC: “The bins have been left on our residential street all day, they are unsightly and it shows a lack of respect for the area.

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"Please could you speak to the Chesterfield branch at West Bars to find an alternative solution?”

Two days later, after no action was taken, she tweeted again to say the bins were in an even worse state.

She has yet to receive a response from KFC to either tweet.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins also tweeted KFC urging them to take action at West Bars.

Another Twitter user, Rob Cook, replied to Mr Perkins to say that rubbish from the bins was now ‘overflowing onto the floor’.

KFC has not replied to our request for a comment.

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When the chain’s restaurants reopened this summer after the national lockdown, the company launched a campaign urging people not to be ‘tossers’ after pictures showed rubbish dumped outside outlets.

They tweeted: “Let’s all do our bit; by which I mean doing the bare minimum and using a bin or holding onto your rubbish until you find one.”

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