THURROCK residents will see their refuse and recycling collections move back a day after Easter.
However Thurrock Council crews will be working as normal in the run up to the holiday, collecting every day (including Good Friday) in the week starting Friday, 25 March.
But they will not be working on Easter Monday, so collections will be put back one day with Monday’s collections on Tuesday 2 April and so on – finishing with Friday’s collection on Saturday, 6 April.
On both the post-Easter week and the week afterwards (beginning Monday, 8 April) the council will take excess general (green/grey bin refuse) if placed in ordinary bin bags beside the bins, and excess dry recycling (blue bin) if placed in the special blue recycling bags.
The recycling bags will be available – free of charge – from superstores, village stores, libraries and the South Ockendon housing office (full list below).
Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for environment, Cllr Victoria Holloway, said: “By negotiating normal working on Good Friday and Saturday working the week afterwards, disruption will be kept to a minimum.
“In addition, as the school holidays often generate extra waste – with families and friends visiting and spending more time at home – Thurrock Council is allowing the collection of properly bagged side waste for two weeks.
“This should ensure people’s waste is disposed of quickly and safely and Thurrock’s proud recycling record continues.”