The "disastrous decision to put Veolia in charge of street cleaning" is set to be discussed at an extraordinary meeting this week.

Last year the waste collection service came under fire over both the rollout of the new bins as well as its collection rates.

A report released in September showed that on average, the company was failing to collect nearly 1,250 bins (not including garden waste) each month.

This was more than 16 times the target that Veolia has been set of 75.

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Councillor Oonagh Moulton, leader of the Conservatives (who called for the meeting), said enough was enough.

“For months our streets have been piled high with rubbish and Veolia and the Labour administration have failed to deal with it," she said.

"Residents are rightly fed up and we need, as a council, to discuss ways out of the contract that Veolia have failed to adhere to. 

"Merton Council must be honest about how much money it has fined Veolia, and if they haven’t been able to fine them then they must be honest with people about why they have been let down.

"It’s time for Labour to stop ducking the issues and sort out mucky Merton.”

Cabinet member for the environment and street cleanliness Mike Brunt, said the council was open to any discussion and praised the amount of money that will be saved as a result of the new collection service.

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“I look forward to discussing the new waste contract which we have had to introduce to make more than a million pounds of savings following terrible cuts to our funding from the government," he said.

"We will discuss how, despite these cuts, we have been able to significantly increase recycling rates and reduce street litter for residents of the borough, and the next steps we are taking to tackle fly-tipping, which has become a London-wide issue.”

The meeting will be held on February 6.