Saturday, April 1, 2023

Refuse collections still suspended

Due to freezing weather conditions and significant additional snowfall overnight, all refuse and recycling collections remain suspended today (Wednesday 1 December).

Thurrock Council is closely monitoring weather conditions and will resume collection services as soon as it is safe to do so.

Refuse collection staff will again be reassigned to snow clearing and gritting duties in the borough during this period of disruption.

The Linford Recycling Centre is currently being cleared of snow and will be open as soon as public safety can be assured.

Further information regarding the resumption of refuse collection services will be available on the council’s website ( as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your continued patience during this period.


  1. How is it that commuters can still travel to and from work in their cars but the poor little bin men cannot come out in the cold????

    Other countries like Canada, Russia etc must look at Englnad and have a good laugh at us, we get a couple of inches of snow and the country grinds to a halt……

  2. The reason why commuters can still travel to and from work, is because the bin lorries are not clogging up the streets, it’s bad enough having to negotiate these moving brick walls in normal driving conditions, it would be a 100 times worse in these Artic conditions.and extremely dangerous. With our 3 bins now, we personally do not need rubbish collections every week, once a fortnight is more than adequate in my opinion.


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