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Waste collections

In the event of snow and ice disrupting waste and recycling collection services the following guidelines will generally apply:

Type of collection missed Action to take

Refuse Collections (in the event of a missed collection; you will be permitted to put out extra waste in refuse sacks) 

Present waste at the kerbside by 7.30am the next morning and leave it out for up to a week  

Recycling collections (blue bag, green box or food waste) 

Present recycling at the kerbside by 7.30am the next morning and leave containers out for up to three working days

Garden Waste collections Please be aware that this service may be suspended so that the vehicles can be used to collect any outstanding refuse (as per the terms and conditions of the garden waste license detailed at time of purchase)

Take wheeled bin back in and present it on the next scheduled collection day

Updates will be available on:

  • this page, the Council's Facebook page and Twitter
  • the waste and recycling automated telephone line, 01594 812666  
  • Local radio stations.

We will try to maintain services as long as it is safe to do so, we assess conditions and take into account: 

  • health and safety of the crews and the public,
  • being able to manoeuvre vehicles safely, 
  • the accessibility of the depot, disposal sites and properties due for collection each day, and;
  • the weather forecast. 

If collections are missed, a catch up plan will be put in place so that crews will return as soon as conditions improve. The crews will work late and on Saturdays to implement the catch up plan, as required. 

Missed refuse collections will be given priority.