Bin collections restarted

A 5am inspection of Thurrock’s roads today (Tuesday, 21 December) showed there had been a slight thaw overnight and some refuse collections were started.

Crews will be carrying out collections scheduled for Monday (20 December). They will be collecting green/grey (residual waste) and blue (recycling) bins only.

Some side roads remain inaccessible, but the council staff will endeavour to collect from as many households as it is safe to do so.

Public and staff safety remains the council’s priority and if crews cannot safely access roads or your bins, collections will not be carried out.

Residents are being asked to place their green/grey and blue bins as close to the highway as possible and to ensure bins are free of ice and snow and that the lids are not frozen.

Thank you for your continued patience during this period of adverse weather and we hope to resume a full service as soon as possible.

The Linford Recycling Centre is open and operating normally.

3 Responses to "Bin collections restarted"

  1. Lambo   December 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

    “Residents are being asked to place their green/grey and blue bins as close to the highway as possible and to ensure bins are free of ice and snow and that the lids are not frozen.”

    Do they want us to ensure that they are also empty for the poor little cherrubs?????

  2. confused   December 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks Lambo, we didn’t have to bother, I noted one dust cart sitting for 11/2 hours, 100m from my home, but they must have been held up by the snow, because they havent reached us yet, then on my way out another one was working one street away, when I came home tonight, 3 out of 3 bins not emptied.

  3. confused   December 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The strange thing is the church cleaned and salted our footways to ensure the parishioners made it to church on Sunday, it was the safest piece of footway in Thurrock, far safer than Grays was yesterday.

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