HEREFORDSHIRE bin collections will change once again due to the extreme hot weather.

After the Met office’s hot weather warnings for Thursday August 11 and Friday August 12 bin collection crews are again starting their recycling and rubbish collection rounds an hour earlier than usual.

The idea is to give them an opportunity to finish a little earlier than usual, to avoid the worst of the sun, as temperatures are forecast to rise to over 30 degrees in Herefordshire.

If your collection is due on one of those days put your recycling or rubbish bin out either the night before or by 5.30am on your usual collection day.


A spokesperson from Herefordshire Council said this is a temporary change for the dates stated and the council apologises in advance if anyone experiences any disturbance due to our earlier collection times.

Nicola Percival, Herefordshire Council’s waste services manager, said: “We did this in July during the last spell of extreme weather and received no complaints at all from residents.

“We’re very grateful for that.

“It’s really helpful for our crews to be able to go out and finish their rounds an hour earlier than usual to avoid the hottest parts of the day.

“We know most people put their bins out the night before they’re due to be collected, they won’t be affected by this minor change.

“Thank you for your cooperation.”