Refuse collection update: Jan 8

By on 08/01/2011 in News

Efforts to clear the backlog of domestic waste in Birmingham, caused by ongoing industrial action plus increased volumes and severe weather problems over the festive period, continue to gather pace as just under 400 tonnes of refuse was collected from the city streets by 3pm today. That equals 100,000 sacks of rubbish.

This waste was collected by 'casual crews' who have been deployed to help clear the backlog.

Every street in Birmingham has now been inspected and every household in Birmingham has had a refuse collection since Christmas. Normal refuse collections will resume on Monday 10 January.

Significant amounts of extra waste have also been deposited at the city's five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs), where visitor numbers have more than doubled over the past week thanks to extended opening hours from 8am to 9pm everyday.

For the fortnight beginning 20th December 2010, 1309 tonnes of waste was deposited at the city's HRCs - this compares to 1,054 tonnes in 2009-10 - an increase of 24%.


Further information from Belinder Kaur Lidher on 0121 303 6969

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