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Possible disruption to services caused by weather

In response to a severe weather warning issued by the MET Office regarding predicted snowfall tomorrow (Thursday, 8th February), West Oxfordshire District Council are working with their contractors, Veolia, to minimise disruption to waste and recycling collection services in the District.

WODC will endeavour to collect all waste as scheduled. However, it is possible that there will be delays to collections in the event of snowfall and freezing conditions due to health and safety reasons. Residents are advised to log onto our website, www.westoxon.gov.uk, and listen to local radio stations, Fox FM (102.6FM) and BBC Radio Oxford (92.5FM), to keep up-to-date.

As well as normal household waste and recycling collections, there may be disruptions to bulky waste, green waste and commercial waste collections. Again, recipients are advised to log onto www.westoxon.gov.uk for regular updates.

In the event of delays, residents are asked not to leave their waste bins or recycling boxes on pavements or roadsides overnight.

Street cleansing staff will be re-deployed to carry out salting and gritting duties in the event of heavy snowfall. This could affect litter and dog litter bin collections.

Any members of public who have concerns about the impact on services can call the Council on 01993 861000 or 01993 861020.

Issued on behalf of Bob Lightfoot, West Oxfordshire District Councilís Environmental Operations Manager.

Posted : 07/02/2007 16:29:38

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