The heavy snowfall has meant Thurrock Council has been forced to suspend all waste and recycling collections, today (Tuesday 30 November).
An inspection of road and pavement conditions was carried out at 6am this morning and in order to protect staff, other road users and third party property, the decision to suspend the service was taken.
It is unclear when services will resume as the Met Office is predicting a poor forecast for the remainder of the day and into Wednesday.
A further inspection will be carried out at 6am on Wednesday to assess if it is safe for the service to resume
The disruption also has affected the civic amenity and recycling centres in Linford and Oliver Close which are closed while snow-clearing takes place.
A proportion of the Waste and Recycling workforce is currently being utilised by the council’s Street Services department, carrying out gritting and snow clearing duties across the borough.
Thurrock Council is monitoring the situation closely and the website will be updated daily with the latest collection news. Please be assured every effort will be made to catch up on the collection services once conditions have improved.
You can view the website on www.thurrock.gov.uk or call 0800 581 281 to get the latest updates.