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West Norfolk Council issues revised bin collection schedule after snow suspension




West Norfolk Council has this evening announced changes to its bin collection services for the next few days, after the programme was suspended earlier due to the snow.

Some residents who were due to have their bins collected today should see crews arrive tomorrow, though others are likely to have to wait until Wednesday.

Meanwhile, garden waste collections have been suspended for this week.

Snow Scenes from King's Lynn and West Norfolk on Monday February 8th 2021..Many parts of West Norfolk woke to this pretty scene after a steady snow fall overnight on Sunday Feb 7th. (44303056)
Snow Scenes from King's Lynn and West Norfolk on Monday February 8th 2021..Many parts of West Norfolk woke to this pretty scene after a steady snow fall overnight on Sunday Feb 7th. (44303056)

An update posted on the borough council's website a short time ago said: "Due to the snow and ice forecast for the coming days, the full resumption of waste collections will be difficult.

"To ensure the delivery [of] the black bin service and to keep collection teams as safe as possible, the following will occur over the next few days:

Garden waste collections for this week (week commencing 8 February) are suspended.

Black bin collections are our priority and those due for collection in Outwell, Upwell and the south of the borough on Monday (8th) will be attempted on Tuesday (9th), where it is safe to do so. Households in these areas should leave their bins out for collection.

Black bin collections in Welney, Fincham and Walsoken will be planned for Wednesday. Households should take their bins in and put them out on Wednesday morning.

Resources will be directed to the more built-up areas of the borough as these are likely to have better road access and therefore be safer in which to work. Therefore collections due in Hunstanton and larger settlements on Monday (8th) will be attempted on Tuesday (9th).

Downham Market will receive their black bin collections as planned on Tuesday where it is safe to do so.

Recycling collections which are due in the more rural areas of the north of the borough may be delayed but we will attempt to catch up where it is safe to do so. Householders please leave bins out ready for collection.

All collections will be later in the day than normal as we will not commence collections before it is light enough to work safely in difficult conditions.

Bulky waste collections due on Monday (8th) will be done on Wednesday (10th)."

The statement added: "Working conditions remain very challenging and the safety of our collection crews is our priority. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding."



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