Waste collections halted in Central Beds by the snow

Due to heavy snowfall throughout the night and more forecast today (Wednesday) Central Bedfordshire Council s waste team has had to suspend all waste and recycling bin collections in Central Bedfordshire. Cllr David McVicar, Central Bedfordshire Council s

Due to heavy snowfall throughout the night and more forecast today (Wednesday) Central Bedfordshire Council's waste team has had to suspend all waste and recycling bin collections in Central Bedfordshire.

Cllr David McVicar, Central Bedfordshire Council's portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, said: "Regrettably we have to suspend all waste collection services today so we are advising residents who have not had their bins collected, to leave them out until we are able to catch up when the weather improves.

"Under these circumstances we will use Saturdays for collections as well as week days in order to catch up. We must make sure we can access all households safely before we dispatch our crews as safety of both our crews and members of the public is paramount.

"At the moment it is really too dangerous to operate waste collection vehicles on compacted snow and ice. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and will be monitoring the situation closely.


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