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‘We have done our best’ – bin collection crews called back due to ‘treacherous’ conditions

PUBLISHED: 12:15 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 01 March 2018

Ipswich Borough Council bin collectors were called back after five hours in tough conditions. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Ipswich Borough Council bin collectors were called back after five hours in tough conditions. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Ipswich Borough Council has suspended bin collections after it was deemed too dangerous for crews to continue in current weather conditions.

All refuse crews left the depot early this morning and collected hundreds of bins, but just before noon, a spokesman for the council said: “We’ve had to call the crews back in – it is too dangerous both for them and for the public to continue.

“We shall review the situation tomorrow but we will not be able to collect any more bins today. Some of the conditions in residential areas are treacherous.

“We have done our best and we ask residents to be patient as safety must come first. Please leave your bins and any bagged up black bin waste out, and we will pick them up as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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