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Waste Collection update: Friday 8 January

Posted on January 8, 2010

This article was published in January 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Central BedfordshireDue to the continuing freezing temperatures and with more snow forecast over the weekend Central Bedfordshire Council's waste team are still being forced to suspend all waste and recycling bin collections in both the North and South of Central Bedfordshire.

Councillor David McVicar, Central Bedfordshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, said "Regrettably we are being forced to suspend all waste collection services again today, 8 January, and it is unlikely we will be able to go out as planned tomorrow to start catching up on the backlog. Other neighbouring authorities are also having to suspend collections, and we are advising residents who have not had their bins collected, to leave them out until we are able to catch up when the weather improves.

"We understand that this will cause inconvenience to residents, especially coupled with the disruptions to collections prior to Christmas, but we have to think about both the safety of our crews and residents and in these conditions we just cannot operate any waste collections. The nature of this type of work involves crews stopping and starting and reversing around small residential areas, which means it is just too dangerous to dispatch our crews on such compacted snow and ice. We can assure residents we will do everything we can to catch up on collections."

All Central Bedfordshire Household Recycling Centres are currently open as normal:

Abbey Lane
Off Oliver Street
MK45 2SA
Tel: (01525) 403611

Bells Brook
SG18 0NA
Tel: (01767) 313684

Frenchs Avenue
Tel: (01582 609212)

Leighton Buzzard
Shenley Hill
Tel: (01525) 371619

Source: Central Bedfordshire News Release, 8th January 2010

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