Waste collections cancelled until next week

PUBLISHED: 15:25 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

WASTE collections are cancelled across North Somerset until Monday. .

WASTE collections are cancelled across North Somerset until at least Monday.

The council has made the announcement today (Thurs) due to the severe weather conditions that have hit the region over the past 24 hours.

The revised collection calendar for Christmas and New Year changes has now been scrapped to avoid confusion, so the normal collection timetable is due to resume from Monday.

Residents are advised to check their 2009/10 recycling collection calendar to work out whether they are due a recycling or green garden waste collection.

Anyone who has left their waste and recycling at the kerbside for collection is now being advised to take it back in until their next normal collection day.

Somerset County Council has also announced further delays to its refuse and recycling collections across the region.

To avoid danger to the waste collection drivers and to the general public, the council say its collections will now focus on highways and pavements that are safely accessible only.

This means waste will be only be collected from the roads that have been gritted.

A council spokesman said: “If you live on gritted roads you should present your waste and recyclable materials for collection.

“For households on roads that have not been gritted, and are therefore not safe to access, please separate and store clean, dry, recyclable material that won't smell or deteriorate.

“Please accept our reassurance that every effort is being made to return collection services to normal as soon as it is safely practical to do so.”

People are also advised to home compost garden waste and vegetable scraps where possible.

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