A diabetic pensioner was left fearing for her safety after used syringes were left to pile up at her home for two months.
Christine Longley uses three needles every day to keep her diabetes under control.
The 68-year-old puts the used syringes in a special sharps bin which is supposed to be collected by Kirklees Council when it is full.
But the authority ignored Mrs Longley’s pleas to remove the bin for eight weeks, leaving her frightened that her home in Purlwell would be targeted.
Mrs Longley said: “I am disgusted by the service.
“I rang every week for eight weeks and was told someone would come but no one did.
“Anyone who sees the bin knows what it is and I was worried someone would break into my home and take my insulin.”
Mrs Longley said made countless calls to the council and was repeatedly told the bin would be collected.
It was only after the News stepped in that the full bin was finally replaced.
A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said: “We apologise for the delay in responding to this request and we have arranged for someone to call urgently to collect the sharps box.”
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