Friday, 8 January 2010

Refuse and recycling collections hit by bad weather

The continuing severe weather conditions has meant Lancaster City Council has been unable to make refuse and recycling collections in some areas of the district between Monday 4th January and Friday 8th January, so there are now some changes to collection dates next week (beginning 11th January).

Residents whose collections of refuse and recycling have been missed should leave their bins and boxes out for collection from the morning of Monday 11th January and the council will endeavour to collect them during the course of the week.

In order to prioritise these missed collections, green garden waste will not be collected. Residents should refer to their collection calendar for their next scheduled green garden waste collection.

Anyone with extra recycling due to the missed collections should:

• Place all glass inside the green recycling boxes (no broken glass)

• Cut or fold cardboard down to the size of the recycling box

• Place cans, paper and plastic bottles in carrier bags at the side of the recycling boxes.

Please ensure items are kept separate e.g. one carrier bag for paper, one for cans, one for plastic bottles.

Any additional non-recyclable waste should be put into refuse sacks and placed at the side of your grey wheeled bin for collection.

The city council will endeavour to complete as many collections as possible but this will be dependent on the weather.

• Updates on collection arrangements will be posted on the council's website, www.lancaster.gov.uk.

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