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Bins Back on Track

  • 5 January 2018
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Bins Back on Track

Walsall Council’s Clean and Green Service have issued an update on waste collections in the borough after a series of disruptions.
On Thursday 4th January collections from a number of properties were disrupted as a consequence of storm damage to the roof of the waste transfer station based at the Fryers Road tip. The waste transfer station is where waste and recycling is deposited by the refuse wagons to be transported onwards to the recycling facility or for disposal.
The damaged roof didn’t affect the area of the wider site which residents use, but it did mean that there was limited safe vehicle and pedestrian access to the transfer station and this was delaying the crews considerably as well as causing a backlog of wagons on Fryers Road itself. Further repairs are necessary but operations at the site and bin collections are now back to normal.
Those properties affected on the 4th January will get their next collection on Thursday 11th January with the option to include two additional bags of waste.
Cllr Jeavons said: “It’s regrettable that these delays occurred but we’re well on our way to restoring normal services. Our crews have worked hard to clear the backlog and I’d like to thank them for their efforts and residents for their continued patience.”
Alternate weekly collections resume across the borough from Monday 15 January. Residents can visit https://www.walsall.gov.uk/waste/bincollections and use our post code checker to confirm their next collection dates.