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Freshford recycling collection - further update

posted 9 Jan 2016, 06:26 by Parish Council Communications
On 8th January, B&NES released a further statement:

"The Council is stepping in to work with Kier and help clear the backlog of recycling and food waste that has arisen as a result of industrial action by Kier staff.
 
From Monday 11th January onwards, the Council will bring in additional crews to clear the recycling and food waste that remains from Thursday’s and Friday’s collections. This is in addition to the Kier crews which will be out making Monday’s scheduled recycling and food waste collections as usual. We are doing our utmost but it will take time to resolve this difficult situation, which is not of our making. We appreciate that residents are being inconvenienced, so we thank you for your patience and for continuing to recycle.

If your recycling was due on Friday 8th January we will be aiming to catch up this work from Tuesday 12th January onwards.  Please put your recycling and food waste out for collection from Tuesday morning and we will get to you as soon as we can.
 
We will endeavour to catch up on both Thursday’s and Friday’s collections as quickly as possible. This may take longer than one day for each catch-up, so these collections could continue further into the week.
 
If you see your recyclables being collected in what looks like a bin lorry instead of the usual recycling lorry then please be assured this waste is still being recycled, it is just being collected by a different vehicle. The Council’s priority is to ensure that as much waste as possible is recycled – it is really important that materials which can be recycled do not go to landfill."
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