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Disruption to refuse and recycling collections

Due to the snowfall and freezing conditions, West Oxfordshire District Council has had to cancel refuse and recycling collections.

This means that yesterday (8th) and today's (9th) collections will be delayed until next week.

Revised refuse and recycling arrangements are as follows:
* Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (12th - 14th) - collections are expected to be as normal.
* Thursday and Friday (15th & 16th) - to include missed collections (8th and 9th). Excess waste will be collected.
* If bins have still not been emptied on Thursday and Friday, householders are asked to continue to leave them out as there will be a catch-up collection on Saturday 17th.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience, but conditions remain treacherous underfoot in rural parts of West Oxfordshire and this decision has been taken for the safety of the refuse and recycling crews. We are extremely grateful to residents for their patience and understanding at this time."

Green waste collections will be running two days late. There will be a catch-up collection on Saturday 17th. People are asked to leave their bins out until they are collected.

Some commercial waste collections have been carried out today (9th) in town centres. Remaining collections will be carried out on normal collection days next week. Excess commercial waste will be collected on Thursday (16th) and Friday (17th). Any businesses that have concerns can contact the Council on the numbers below.

All bulky waste collections have been re-arranged. There will be a catch-up collection for clinical waste on Monday (12th).

Any members of public or businesses who wish to contact the Council can do so on 01993 861000 or 01993 861020.

People are asked to log onto the Council's website, www.westoxon.gov.uk, to keep informed of the latest situation.

Posted : 09/02/2007 13:53:24

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