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Snow: Gloucestershire waste and recycling collection updates

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: January 23, 2013

A Stroud District Council waste lorry goes off the road

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Wintry weather is continuing to affect waste and recycling collections across Gloucestershire.

Forest of Dean District Council announced this morning that their services remain suspended.
A council spokeswoman said: "As soon as conditions improve and it is safe to do so, collections will recommence.
"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but we have to put the safety of the public first.
"The priority catch up collections will be refuse collections - black wheeled bins and council issue beige sacks.
"In the event of a missed collection, residents will be permitted to put out additional waste in refuse sacks alongside containers.
"Garden waste collections will be postponed until catch up collections are completed, so that  vehicles and crews can be utilised on main refuse services."

Council bosses will be wary after a Stroud District Council refuse lorry left the road due to icy conditions.
A spokesman said: "Our crews and vehicles are out collecting waste and recycling this week, however some areas and streets are inaccessible due to snow and ice. This means that your collection could be missed.
"We will do our best to collect it from every home, on your scheduled collection day, but if your collection is missed we will try our best to return within two days, depending on weather and road conditions around the district. Therefore please leave your rubbish and recycling out for this period.
"If we have not managed to collect within twodays, we will not be returning, so please bring your refuse and/or recycling back in and put it out for collection, as normal, for the next scheduled collection day.
"For example, if your collection was scheduled for a Wednesday and you have not received a collection, please leave your refuse and/or recycling out for collection until 6pm on Friday. Please note collections will not be made on a Sunday."

As conditions on pavements and side roads remain icy, there will be no waste or recycling collections today in Cheltenham.
A spokesman for Cheltenham Borough Council said: "Work continues around the borough to keep other services going, including the Swindon Road recycling centre which is open as normal.
"The skip vehicle is again emptying the recycling banks from the car parks it can safely gain access to.
"Street cleaners are continuing to salt car parks and town centre pavements, as well as emptying the litter bins."

Collections have now been postponed in Tewkesbury borough due to the snow.
A spokeswoman for Tewkesbury Borough Council said: "All crews went out this morning to collect as many scheduled collection bins as possible.
"All missed collections will be picked up on the missed bin's next scheduled collection date.
"For example, if it was a blue bin that was missed, it will be collected a fortnight later on the household's next blue bin scheduled collection.
"Additional side-waste will also be collected to compensate for the delay.
"In areas that have missed collections, free blue bags for excess recycling are available at Brockworth Community Centre, Bishop's Cleeve Library and Winchcombe Town Council's offices. They can also be collected from the council offices in Tewkesbury."

Cotswold District Council has also suspended its waste collections but has set up three emergency drop off points where residents can take their rubbish if they want to.
The points will be operating between 8am and 2pm today, Thursday and Friday.
They can be found at Cirencester Lorry Park, Fairford High Street car park and Lechlade Town Council offices.
A council spokesperson said: "Residents who have not received collections have the option of taking their bagged non-recyclable waste and kitchen waste to these sites.
"Alternatively, they may wish to store their waste at home because CDC's contractor, Ubico Ltd, is planning to carry out a 'double collection' on their next scheduled fortnightly collection date. 
"Ubico are asking everyone using the emergency sites to respect the opening times and not to leave bags there when it is clear that operations have ceased.
"They will be erecting signs to warn about the dangers of leaving unattended waste in the car parks."

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