Waste and recycling collections suspended

Published on 25th January 2021

Bins in the snow

Following the recent snowfall, the Cheltenham waste and recycling service has unfortunately been disrupted and collections are suspended this morning but will be reviewed during the day.

Cheltenham Borough Council’s waste contractor, Ubico has reported that roads and pavements surrounding the waste depot and on collection routes are hazardous. The tough conditions mean that it would be dangerous for crews to attempt to manoeuvre the heavy waste collection trucks in and out of the depot and along the side streets, smaller roads and main roads of collection routes. If conditions improve during the day, following a safety inspection, some crews may be able to make collections.  

Karen Watson environmental partnerships manager said: ‘’We apologise for any inconvenience caused however, following the snowfall on Sunday 24 January 2021 with subsequent frozen slush and ice,  it is not safe for our heavy goods vehicles and crews to operate as normal therefore waste and recycling collections have been suspended this morning.   

‘’The advice is to put your waste out on your normal collection day and leave it at the kerbside to allow for possible catch-up collections. When the situation improves, Ubico crews will start catch-up collections as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. Further details will be posted on the website and on social media.’’

Swindon Road household recycling centre

Swindon Road household recycling centre is briefly closed this morning and will open at noon today and close at 5pm. Residents are asked to check the website before travelling to be advised of any further changes. 

Recycling bring banks

Ubico will access bring banks located off main roads, mainly in supermarket carparks which have been cleared of snow and ice during the day when it is safe to do so. If the bring banks are full, please do not leave recycling on the floor next to the bring banks, take it home and put it in your kerbside recycling box.

The council is advising residents to check www.cheltenham.gov.uk regularly to get the latest advice as the situation changes.

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