Saturday, 18 October 2014

More waste collection delays

2 years ago I pushed for the establishment of this page on the Council website to give up to date information about waste collection delays.   Alas, it is not always up to date - I Know from correspondence from my constituents - though it is a helpful point of reference.

Alas the current situation on some fronts is a bit more serious and the details below have been sent to me but have not reached the 'delay' webpage:
Waste Collection Delays
We are currently experiencing delays in collections of our side loading bins (OMBs) due to vehicle breakdowns.  Side loading bins can only be serviced by specialist vehicles therefore we are unable to use other operational vehicles to collect this waste. Over the last few days we had sporadic use of these vehicles due to ongoing breakdowns which has unfortunately had a significant impact on our service delivery today.
To reduce the impact on the affected areas we have instructed crews to remove waste from overflowing bins to keep streets free from waste. Further parts are due to be delivered and fitted this evening therefore we hope to have another vehicle operational by tomorrow morning. With this additional vehicle and extra crews working on these collections we are hopeful to have this backlog cleared over the weekend.
Further update will be provided on Monday morning. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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