Severe weather is affecting refuse and recycling collections in Teignbridge today (Friday, December 17), with nearly all collections now affected by ice and snow. The council has decided to recall all rounds (except a very small minority which can complete safely) as in many areas it is not possible to access properties and in most areas the safety of staff and the public cannot be guaranteed.
Teignbridge Council is advising any residents expecting collections today to take their bins back in as weather forecasts for the weekend suggest we will not be able to complete the rounds on Saturday and Sunday either. All affected residents are asked to put their bins back out on Monday, when we will endeavour to catch back up as soon as possible, weather permitting.
Elsewhere non-essential site visits for Building Control services have been postponed, and members of Teignbridge’s cleansing team are assisting colleague from Devon County Council with gritting town centre areas.
John Cocker, director at Teignbridge Council told the Devon Week: “We’re sorry not to be able to complete all of our refuse collections today, but the safety of the public and our staff has to come first and in many places we simply cannot reach homes. With more ice and snow forecast over the weekend we have decided to start a concerted catch-up from Monday, and we will be with our customers as soon as we can.
“We do hope that people understand our position, and thank everyone for their patience over the weekend.”