Residents to receive an extra rubbish collection

Residents across Telford and Wrekin will have an extra collection of their household rubbish next week following problems created by recent snow and freezing temperatures.

Residents to receive an extra rubbish collection

Some local roads in the borough have been too dangerous for rubbish and recycling collection vehicles to use this week and residents of some of the borough's smaller streets may not have had their bins emptied.

Telford & Wrekin Council is now working with contractors Telford and Wrekin Services (TWS) to provide a grey bin collection to every borough household next week. Recycling collections will continue as normal but without the green bin.

The borough's four Community Recycling Centres are open for excess rubbish and recycling but residents are urged to take care on the roads and be aware of ice under foot.

Councillor Stephen Bentley, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "Anyone who has had their bin missed over the past three days would normally have to wait for a fortnight before their next household rubbish collection.

"We realise this is too long a wait and instead we will be putting on a borough-wide grey bin collection next week. This will be in addition to the recycling collection, which will continue on its alternating system as usual. If you have had a recycling collection missed, please keep this for your next scheduled collection or take it to your nearest Community Recycling Centre.

"We are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum but due to the freezing temperatures it is not safe for our crews to get to some properties.

"Every endeavour will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible and we will continue to keep residents informed of any further changes to services."

For more information or if you are struggling to cope with your rubbish contact the Rubbish & Recycling Customer Services team on 01952 384384.