Almost 1.6 million black bags have been collected from the streets of Birmingham over the last eight days as efforts continue to return refuse collection services to normal as quickly as possible.
In total around 1,593,400 bags have been collected since January 5, weighing in at 7,967 tonnes.
Yesterday (Jan 12) 1,145 tonnes of black bags were collected – representing around 229,000 black bags cleared from the city’s streets.
Tonnage Collected (black bags only)
- Jan 5: 1,002
- Jan 6: 1,006
- Jan 7: 968
- Jan 8/9: 1,410
- Jan 10: 1,158
- Jan 11: 1278
- Jan 12: 1,145
- Total: 7,967
Regular crews are carrying out scheduled collections and we urge residents to only put out new refuse on their scheduled days.
Work will continue over the weekend to clear the backlog across the city.
Regular crews are now returning to scheduled recycling collections.
Househould Recycling Centres
HRCs will continue to operate extended hours (8am-9pm) until further notice. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11952
Green waste collections will resume as planned on February 7.