Essex: Weather slows waste collection

Waste collections by Colchester Borough Council will be affected today, due to heavy snow and ice overnight.The council has said its priority is the collection of black sack waste and residents have been asked to retain their recyclables until the next collections.

James Hore

Waste collections by Colchester Borough Council will be affected today, due to heavy snow and ice overnight.

The council has said its priority is the collection of black sack waste and residents have been asked to retain their recyclables until the next collections.

Any rubbish that has not been collected by 4pm should be taken back in, the council has asked.

Tim Young, in charge of street and waste Services, said: “All our staff are being utilised in the best possible way but we realise there may be areas where no collections can take place.

“Safety must come first, and we must make sure that we take extra care in these difficult conditions and where necessary make changes to our existing services, if it is in the best interest of our customers.

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“Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation carefully and we will keep you updated as conditions change.”

At this time crews are making collections on the main roads in Colchester and within some of the villages, including Dedham.