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Bin delay apology to county residents
8:30am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
HEREFORDSHIRE Council has apologised after services across the county were disrupted due to bad weather.
Heavy snow and ice caused delays in rubbish and recycling collections in those areas badly hit.
Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member for major contracts, said: “We apologise for any disruption the snow and ice has brought.
“However, at some points during the week, it simply hasn’t been safe enough to deploy waste vehicles into certain areas which has meant unavoidable delays."
He said the decision to start collections on any given day is jointly made between the council and its waste contractor FCC Environment.
“We are working hard to minimise any disruption and catch up with missed collections where possible,” Coun Bramer added.
Residents are advised to put bins out as normal and to take them back until the next normal collection if they are not collected within 24 hours.