Elmbridge Borough Council received the most number of complaints about bin collection of any UK council according to a BBC report.

The report was based on data obtained and published by the BBC Tuesday morning (February 12).

It showed that, of the total number of complaints submitted to UK councils about bin collection in 2018, Elmbridge Council was top.

Across 2018, the council received 411 complaints per 1,000 households in the borough, the highest received by any council in the country about the issue according to the data.

Two other councils in the region also appealed in the top 10 for complaints per 1,000 households. Surrey Heath was second (373), and Sutton sixth (270).

Speaking to the Surrey Comet about the report, a representative of Elmbridge Borough Council said that problems had been faced during the initial role out of the new bin collection scheme, but these had largely been resolved.

The Elmbridge Borough Council spokesperson said: "Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) manages a joint collection contract which covers Elmbridge and Surrey Heath. Amey took over the contract in June 2017 and teething problems were experienced, resulting in a larger than usual number of complaints about missed bins.

"We have worked hard with Amey on an improvement plan and now over 99.8 per cent of bins are emptied without complaint."

In total, councils across the UK received over 1.8 million complaints related to bin collection in 2018, at a rate of around 4,500 complaints per day.

Analysis published by the BBC alongside their findings showed that real-terms spending on waste collection by UK councils fell to £888 million in 2017-18, down from £1 billion in 2010-11, taking inflation into account.