Bags be­side wheelie bins ‘no longer col­lected’

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

BIRM­ING­HAM’S bin­men are no longer col­lect­ing bags of waste left by the side of wheelie bins, it was an­nounced.

This is the lat­est stage in the re­turn to reg­u­lar refuse col­lec­tion ser­vices fol­low­ing the lon­grun­ning sum­mer bin strike.

Bin­men had been tak­ing the ex­tra bags to help clear the mas­sive back­log built up dur­ing the three months of dis­rup­tion to ser­vices.

But a coun­cil state­ment said: “From Mon­day, Novem­ber 6, we will no longer col­lect house­hold side waste from prop­er­ties with wheelie bins. This is part of our re­turn to nor­mal op­er­a­tions.”

The coun­cil has is­sued the fol­low­ing in­struc­tions to res­i­dents:

Please leave your house­hold, re­cy­cling or gar­den waste out be­fore 6am to be col­lected on your nor­mal col­lec­tion days;

Please sep­a­rate your waste and house­hold rub­bish in the grey lid bin and re­cy­cling in the blue lid bin. Check what waste can go in your bins;

Please en­sure that your wheelie bin lids are fully closed, as raised lids may re­sult in bins not be­ing emp­tied due to the risk of caus­ing dam­age to the bins and ve­hi­cles.

They also state that ad­di­tional waste left at the sides of wheelie bins will not be re­moved un­less it is the re­sult of a pre­vi­ously re­ported missed col­lec­tion.

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