Waste collections update

WBC Waste Collections Update

The Council's waste collections may start earlier than normal to give them a chance to finish rounds. Residents are advised to leave their bins out the night before (wherever practicable) or by 6:00am on the collection day.

The crews have seen large volumes of excess refuse being presented for collection this week. It is also important that, wherever possible, residents reduce their waste generation at this time or use available storage e.g. sheds or garages to hold back some of the waste where they can and if safe to do so.

If that trend continues, it could overwhelm our already stretched collection systems and lead to significant services disruption going forward. We would also ask residents to be considerate towards the hard-working waste collection teams, who are doing their best for our communities.

The Council is continually monitoring the situation and the following changes have been implemented:

Currently suspended services include:
●       HWRCs (this is due to government lockdown guidance)
●       Bulky waste collections

Services that have been scaled back:
●       Street cleansing
●       Container deliveries (under review)

This is a changeable situation and further changes may be introduced in the coming days with or without advance notice. Please keep visiting the Council's website for updates.