South Gloucestershire Council says it has “temporarily suspended green bin collections to allow crews to concentrate on the black bin waste”.
The combined effect of the Christmas holiday and recent bad weather means that black bins that would normally have been emptied on Friday 8th January were in fact collected last Friday (15th January).
A notice posted on the Council’s website on Friday (15th January) reads:
“Today, most crews are collecting the black bin waste from Friday 8th January (which would normally have been collected on Monday 11th January according to the revised holiday schedule but have been delayed by weather conditions).”
“In some areas we are running behind this schedule because the roads are too dangerous to access but in other areas we are beginning to catch up slowly. For this reason it is impossible for us to say with certainty when we will be able to get to any specific property.”
“The best advice we can give at the moment is to put your black bins out for collection according to the Christmas holiday schedule and we will get to you as soon as we possibly can. We are catching up but it is slow and variable progress.”
Dry recycling (green box) collections are also said to be running a whole week late.
The Council says it plans to start picking green bins up again in the week commencing Monday 25th January.
Householders are reminded that they may take waste to the Council’s Sort It! centres, the nearest being Little Stoke.
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