Possible snow and ice - advice on waste collections

Published on 14th January 2016


The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, indicating that there may be chances of snowfall in the county.

This means that Cheltenham’s waste collections may be disrupted.

It is expected that light snowfall will begin on Thursday night into Friday morning but the extent to which it will affect the Cheltenham area is unclear. Due to the showery situation any lying snow is not likely to be widespread but by Friday morning there could be around 2cm of snow in parts of the county, particularly in western areas. The showers will be a mixture of sleet and snow so icy patches are likely by the morning as well.

The advice from Cheltenham Borough Council is to continue to put waste out for collection as normal. Cheltenham Borough Council and its waste contractor, Ubico Ltd. will monitor the situation and envisage that normal collections should take place as planned.

If the situation changes, you can keep up to date with the latest advice on bin collections by checking on:

Twitter: @CheltenhamBC

or call 01242 262626

Pat Pratley, deputy chief executive said: “In the event of snow and ice, Ubico and the council will assess whether it is safe for crews to continue with collections as normal. In the unlikely event that services are completely suspended, there is a policy in place to catch up on collections as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.”

For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications and web team leader, on 01242 775037 or email communications@www.cheltenham.gov.uk