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Snow puts a stop to recycling and refuse collection rounds in Pendle

Published: Thursday, 1st March 2018

Photo of refuse collector out clearing snow in Nelson

Refuse and recycling crews diverted to snow clearing duties.

Pendle Council has had to cancel all collections of recycling and grey bin refuse collections today as the wintry conditions continue and the MET office issues an amber alert for our area.

Pendle’s leader for waste and recycling, Councillor David Clegg, said:  

“It’s not been safe for us to get our bin wagons out today due to the appalling weather conditions.

“Our crews have had to be diverted to clearing snow to make paths in our town centres  which are gritted so people can get around safely. 

“We’ve also been clearing roads and paths so that burials which are booked for today and tomorrow can go ahead – that is a top priority for us,” he explained. 
“As soon as we know what our arrangements will be for catching up, we'll people know via our website www.pendle.gov.uk/disruptions and on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter,” said David.

David Walker, Pendle Council’s Environmental Services Manager, said:
“When we do start to catch up, we'll be concentrating on refuse (grey bins) first. 

“We’re asking local people who would have had their recycling collections this week to store their recycling until the next collection in a fortnight's time.

David explained: “We did not take the decision to suspend services lightly.  

“Road conditions are making it dangerous for all road users and we felt we had no option but to consider the safety of staff and people who might be affected by bin wagons on the move on wintry streets.

“We’re asking residents to please be patient and bear with us,” he added.


People with requests about grit bins and road gritting across Pendle should contact Lancashire County Council via their websitewww.lancashire.gov.uk/winter