Manchester bins overflowing with KFC rubbish as chains reopen across city

Wayne Hood

A key worker has taken to social media to express disgust at the state of overflowing bins and rubbish on the floor of a car park near a KFC at a popular retail park in Bury.

The pictures were taken by local resident Wayne Hood at Moorgate Retail Park and were posted to Twitter in the morning of Saturday 16th May.

The post then went on to receive hundreds of replies from others echoing similar feelings of disgust.

Accompanied by four pictures of strewn litter, Wayne’s post read: “Unbelievable, we are…disgusting (some of us). I’ve worked all they through this lockdown as a key worker [and] never seen the place so clean.”

“You open a few shops @KFC_UKI and let your customer’s leave [the] car park in a state like this overnight.”

“Shocking behaviour @BuryCouncil”

Speaking to the MEN, Wayne further added that: “I was disappointed and disgusted after all that’s been done to keep areas safe from all contamination, with bins in Bury being taped off.”

In response to the situation, a spokesperson for KFC said: “We’re really pleased to see the people of Bury have missed us and we’re glad to be back – but with a lot of our cleaning partners still on furlough, it a little trickier than usual to stay nice and tidy.”

“Being a good neighbour is important to us, so we’ll carry on upping our regular litter picks – and we’d encourage our guests to take their litter with them or put it in the bin where possible.”

Bury Council was also contacted for a comment by the MEN, to which a spokesperson responded stating that the authority is not responsible for cleaning-up, or emptying bins at the retail park due to it being under private ownership.

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