EASTWOOD village was given a “full sweep” collection of overflowing bins as confusion and cross-contamination of rubbish remained a concern.
Rotherham Council sent out multilingual leaflets about four weeks ago after the Advertiser highlighted the issue of residents not recycling properly.
But unemptied pink bins — put out at the wrong time —were left there for more than a week.
This prompted the council to act over the weekend after concerned residents contacted them over the environmental issues.
One said: “It was black bin day last week and pink bin day this week. There were pink bins out already for a week, though, and then black bags were being added. It’s more food for the rats.”
A council spokesman said last Friday: “We have decided from an environmental protection perspective to have a full sweep of Eastwood this weekend to empty the overflowing bins.
“Ultimately, as we all know, this has to stop.
“The crews are only collecting the bins they should on the correct days, as per our multilingual leaflet drop four weeks ago.
“We have meetings set up early next week to finalise approaches to address the situation.
“However, community engagement is key to moving things forward and I know we are working on setting up meetings within the local community.”