Adverse weather prompts East Cambs Council to suspend bin collections for today for safety reasons

PUBLISHED: 12:32 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 28 February 2018

Waste collections in East Cambs suspended for today because of the adverse weather and for safety reasons.

Waste collections in East Cambs suspended for today because of the adverse weather and for safety reasons.

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Waste collections in East Cambridgeshire have been suspended for today.

The council says that “adverse weather conditions and concerns for safety” had prompted them to call an early halt to collections.

“We will aim to catch up on missed collections tomorrow, although this is dependent on weather conditions improving.” said a council spokesman.

Collections which have been postponed include Barway, Soham, Fordham, Chippenham, Kennett, Upware, Snailwell, Stuntney and Wicken.

The spokesman added: “Please leave your collections out and we will endeavour to collect them as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”

For more information please visit the East Cambs District Council website: www.eastcambs.gov.uk or call 01353 665555.

1 comment

  • While I dont have a problem with collection cancellation last week when weather was bad, I do have a severe criticism of how the aftermath catch-up has been handled. Today is 7 March. ECDC failed to collect my green bin despite clement weather. On phoning them I was told that they were catching up with blue bins and would not pick up my green bin for another 2 weeks. So now I am left with a festering green stinker which is going to stink away for the next 2 weeks. There is no room for any more green rubbish in it. What idiot had that bright idea? Why didnt they continue with normal collections and let blue bins wait 4 weeks? Or, heaven forbid, what about putting in a bit of overtime and extra work to catch up? Customer service non existent these days. Bring back the brown bag collection.

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