I have just received the lastest email update from the Council regarding the Biffa Waste Collection services. Because of the weather conditions there will not be any collections of waste until Monday 11th January at the very earliest. The email is reproduced below:
“Dear Councillors, the latest weather forecast has indicated that extreme sub-zero temperatures are to continue into next week. Therefore, all waste and recycling bin collections are suspended until at least Monday 11th January, when a further assessment will be made as to the condition of the roads. All residents that were scheduled to have their green or grey bin collected between Tuesday 5th January and Friday 8th January are advised to return their bins to their property if it is safe to do so. There will be no collections over the weekend, as conditions are still predicted to be too dangerous.
We appreciate that residents may have a back log of waste from the Christmas period and urge residents to be patient through this challenging time. The Council website will be updated with further information on Monday afternoon (11th January). Should collections resume next week, It is anticipated that additional crews will be needed to help keep collections to schedule. Therefore the Council is suspending all garden waste collections until at least Monday 25th January. I can confirm that Liverpool, Knowsley and Halton Council have also suspended services until Monday at this time. There will be no further updates until Monday 11th January. ”
Tara Dumas, Environment and Waste Services Manager, Wirral M.B.C. Tel: 0151 606 2453