Friday, 3 July 2015

Extra recycling collections this Saturday, 4 July

Bath & North East Somerset Council is putting on extra recycling collections tomorrow (Saturday 4 July) as it catches up with delays to the service caused by the exceptional heat.

While the Council’s Waste Management Team works to return collections to normal, residents are requested to leave their recycling out and are being reassured it will be collected as soon as possible.

On Wednesday this week, the Council announced that circuit boards in the compactors of the waste collection trucks were overheating as a result of soaring temperatures on the hottest July day on record.  This resulted in a reduction in the number of vehicles available to the Waste Management Service.

Bath & North East Somerset Council responded quickly by hiring in extra vehicles and has made modifications to its fleet to counteract the impact of the high temperatures. As a result of this swift action, collection crews were able to catch up with the Wednesday backlog by the end of Thursday.

The crews are working hard to keep on top of the collections and are staying out on the roads until later today to ensure that all general waste is collected. They will also be making additional recycling collections on Saturday to ensure they are back on track. If your recycling has not yet been collected then please leave it out. Collections may be made earlier or later than usual.