Advice on waste collections following snow forecast

Published on 8th December 2017

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The Met Office has issued ‘yellow’ warning of snowfall, which means that waste collections may be disrupted next week.

It is expected that light snowfall will begin on Sunday morning, but the extent to which it will affect the Cheltenham area is still unclear.

The Met Office will issue a more accurate forecast over the weekend, but in the meantime, the advice from Cheltenham Borough Council is to continue to put waste and recycling out for collection as normal. Cheltenham Borough Council and its waste collection contractor, Ubico Ltd. will continue to monitor the situation.

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

  • the council’s website:
  • Twitter: @CheltenhamBC
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Pat Pratley, chief executive at Cheltenham Borough Council, says: “We will continue to make collections wherever it is safe to do so. Collections may be made at different times so residents are advised to present their bins, boxes, bags and caddies with lids secured by 7am on the day of collection. Should there be heavy snowfall, Ubico will assess whether it is safe for crews to continue with collections as normal. If services are suspended, residents are asked to leave their bins out so that Ubico can catch up on collections as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.’’

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