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Ipswich bin collections return to normal after last week’s snowfalls

PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:21 06 March 2018

Bin crews struggled to complete their rounds in the snow. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL

Bin crews struggled to complete their rounds in the snow. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL


Bin collections across Ipswich have returned to normal following last week’s disruption caused by snow and ice across the town.

The crews battled some treacherous conditions over the past week and worked on Saturday and Monday to catch up with collections scheduled for last week.

A spokesman said: “We are back to normal business and are sending staff out to get any missed bins reported to us. So, please leave your bins out by 6am on your normal collection day and we’ll be there.”

The snow and ice made it almost impossible for the bin crews last week but they did go out almost every day until they were forced back by conditions that made it unsafe.

There has been a lot of support for them and Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber added: “I have had the pleasure of going out with the crews and know at first hand the hard job they have. The snow and ice made that job become a great deal harder but they still went out in some terrible conditions. On behalf of the people of Ipswich, I want to thank all of them, the back office staff and managers for showing what public service is all about.”

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