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Business as usual for bin collectors

PUBLISHED: 07:45 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 07 July 2010

Bin collections in the Breckland area have fallen into disarray because many households have not been putting their bins out in time for earlier collections over the Easter period.

Bin collections in the Breckland area have fallen into disarray because many households have not been putting their bins out in time for earlier collections over the Easter period.

Breckland Council is now asking people to leave their bins out on the normal collection days and has said that if bins are not emptied as usual the waste will be taken away within the next two working days.

The schedule for the Easter period had originally been brought forward by one working day to take into account Good Friday.

But the council said that on the first of these early collections last Saturday far fewer bins were put out than normal.

As a result the refuse crews

have gone back to their original collection days - but there may be some delays as a result of the Easter holidays.

Stephen Askew, Breckland's executive member for communities, said: “We are keen to make sure that everyone gets their bins emptied during the Easter holidays and would ask people to leave their bins out as the service may be delayed by a day or so for some people.

“The refuse crews are working extremely hard, re-collecting in the areas where bins were not presented on top of the days lost over the bank holidays.

“Anybody confused over the collection dates should leave their bins out on the normal days, if it is not emptied as usual, leave it out and it will be emptied within the next two working days.”

The normal bin collection service will resume on April 27.


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