Bin collections suspended in East Cambridgeshire

Bin collections were suspended in East Cambridgeshire today (Monday) due to the snow.

Residents in Aldreth, Earith Bridge, Haddenham, Stretham and Sutton were among those affected, as well as Wilburton, Chittering, Grunty Fen, Isleham, Wentworth and Witchford.

East Cambridgeshire District Council said it hoped to collect black bags and recycling tomorrow (tues) but that if conditions had not improved by then pick-ups would be cancelled until the next scheduled collection day.

David White, the authority’s waste strategy team leader, said: “We apologise for the suspension of the waste and recycling service in East Cambridgeshire today but I am sure residents understand it would be difficult for the crews to operate on streets and roads which were icy or covered in snow.

“The contractors, Veolia, hope to catch up tomorrow if conditions improve. If, however, this is not possible we must ask residents to take their waste back in and put it out again on their next due collection day.”

Meanwhile, Cambridge City Council said bin collections in some areas could not be completed today due to the weather conditions.

Many black bin collections across the northern areas of the city are still outstanding. All green and blue bin collections were completed, except for: Adams House, Brookfields, Burnside, Lichfield House, Montreal Road, Montreal Square, Rustat Avenue, Sherman House, and William Smith Close.

If bins on your street have not been emptied, collections will be attempted tomorrow (Tuesday) – the council requests that you take your bin back in (if possible) and put it back out for collection tomorrow.

Collections scheduled for Tuesday will be attempted after outstanding collections from Monday have been finished – put your bin out as normal if it is due to be collected tomorrow.

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