News about changes to Mid-Devon District Council’s bin collection have been released. If you’re in Mid-Devon and worried about your bin, check out the details.
Households with alternate weekly collections
Collections will resume on the normal collection day in the week commencing Monday, January 11 to households that receive an alternate weekly waste collection. These households will receive a black sack/landfill waste collection only during this week. Brown bins will not be emptied from any households during this week. The collection will be made on the normal collection day so householders should ignore the special holiday waste collection schedule for this week. Black box recycling collections will resume on Monday, January 11 on the day on the waste and recycling calendar.
Households in rural areas with weekly collections
Households in rural areas that receive a weekly waste collection will not receive a collection during the week commencing Monday, January 11. Collections in these areas will recommence on the normal collection day during the week commencing Monday, January 18. Black box recycling collections will resume on Monday, January 11 on the day on the waste and recycling calendar.
All collections will revert to the published day on the waste collection calendar for the week commencing 18 January.
Gary Pilling, cleansing and transport manager said “It is unfortunate that the bad weather has coincided with the backlog of Christmas waste. However, the tip at Broadpath has been closed, so even if we did manage to collect waste we would be unable to tip it. The current conditions make it unsafe to send lorries onto the road and the footpaths are too dangerous for our operatives to be lifting waste. Therefore we have had no choice but to make the decision to suspend all collections.
“The contents of brown bins freeze in the bin and are often difficult to empty in these conditions, so next week we will make a collection of black sack/landfill waste only from all households that are on the alternate weekly waste collection scheme, on their normal collection day. We hope to be back to normal scheduled collections during the week commencing Monday, January 11.”
Please note that the above plan is dependent on weather conditions and is subject to change.
(from a press release)