THE borough council has this afternoon, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, issued the following advice on waste collection services.
“The service is approximately one day behind so to catch up we have put a plan in place to get collections back to normal by next week.
“If your bin is usually collected on a Tuesday, please leave your bin out on Wednesday.
“If your bin is usually collected on a Wednesday, please do not put your bin out this week and we will return to collect double the amount on your next green bin collection date.
“Extra recycling should preferably be put in cardboard boxes and left at the side of the bin for collection.”
Green bin collections will run as normal this week for residents whose bins are usually collected on Thursday and Friday.
Next week’s grey bin collections should run as normal.
Councillor Brandon Clayton, whose portfolio covers Environmental Services, said: “After an incredible series of unforeseen issues last week, from staff sickness to vehicle breakdowns, our teams have worked very hard to catch up so that now we are only a day behind where we should be.
“Unfortunately with grey bin collections hanging over from last week, we have had to prioritise collecting these over collecting all of the recycling rounds.
“Whilst we are sorry that this will affect our residents whose bins are normally collected on a Wednesday, we have agreed that the teams will collect any extra recycling left out on their next recycling collection day.
“We’re very sorry if you have been affected by the issues in any way but if all goes to plan we should be back on track for next week’s collections.
“We can then move forward, assess the situation and put in place long-term plans to ensure that the service is stable for the future, reducing the risk of a repeat occurrence.”