Due to freezing temperatures throughout the night Central Bedfordshire Council's waste team are still....
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Waste Collection Update: Thursday 7 January

Posted on January 7, 2010

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

Central BedfordshireDue to freezing temperatures throughout the night 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 (7 January) so 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 the safety of both our crews and residents is paramount. The nature of this type of work involves crews to stop start and reverse 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, and under these circumstances we will use Saturdays for collections as well as week days in order to sort out the backlog."

Please visit our website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk on all the latest news on waste collection services throughout the next few days.

Source: Central Bedfordshire News Release, 7th January 2010

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