Friday, March 31, 2023

Refuse collections suspended

DUE to heavy weekend snowfall and freezing overnight weather conditions , all refuse and recycling collections have been suspended today (Monday 20 December).

Waste Services Management staff have been inspecting the borough roads since 5.30am and have determined that public and staff safety cannot be guaranteed.

The council is closely monitoring weather conditions and receiving regular updated information from the Met Office 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 will be inspected at 8 am and will open as soon as public safety can be assured.

Further information regarding the resumption of services will be available here as soon as it is available.

Thank you for your continued patience during this period.


  1. What a flaming joke this council are, I have seen dray lorries, delivery lorries etc moving around the borough so why the can’t the bin lorries?? to continually hide behind H&S is a complete joke.

    TBC if you read this, get off your lazy backsides and get on with the job that we all pay you to do rather than sitting in your offices bleating about a bit of inclement weather.

  2. I couldn’t agree more with the above comment. What example are we setting the children of the borough when the council employees give up so easily? Yet, you are quick enough to send the Attendance Officer around when children do not attend school – some 50%+ for most schools when there is a mere sprinkling of snow. Any excuse it seems despite the fact that the holiday is coming up and we won’t see a refuse collection for several weeks – at least on a regular basis, due to the bank holidays.

    If the roads and pavements are deemed unsafe, who is to blame?

    Everyone is having to deal with hard times at the moment – when is TC going to muck in too?


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