Refuse collection update

By on 21/12/2010 in Winter Alerts

Refuse collections during industrial action and adverse weather
Tuesday 21 December 2010

Birmingham City Council is responding to the current severe weather, by providing a collection service in those streets where it is safe to operate.

The council will endeavour to collect any missed collections as soon as the current weather and road conditions improve, making it safe for members of the public and refuse collectors for the rounds to be done.

Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Regeneration, said:

“I recognise how important refuse collection services are to the residents of Birmingham, and I am aware of the disruption that the current bout of severe weather, compounded by industrial action is having on collection rounds.

“The council will do its best to maintain normal refuse and recycling collections where it is safe to do so, and will utilise additional workers and vehicles to ensure any collections missed this week due to the severe weather are collected as soon as possible.

“Anyone whose refuse is not collected should leave their black bags at the edge of their property so it can be picked up when circumstances allow. There is also the option of visiting one of our five Household Recycling Centres where wasted can be disposed of, or using the on-street recycling banks for paper and glass.

“The five Household Recycling Centres are operating extended hours and will be open from 8am to 9pm, seven days a week (except Christmas day and Boxing Day).”

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