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Refuse collections in harsh weather

The Council spends months preparing for the harsh winter weather so services can continue but there are times when it’s too dangerous for crews to go out and collections are disrupted.

Collections are operating as normal. But if the ice and snow does set in overnight or throughout the day leave your bins out as normal. But if you have not had a collection by 4pm bring them back in.

Any bins not emptied will be collected on the households next scheduled collection day (the following week if it was refuse and two weeks later if it is recycling and garden waste).

The decision to suspend collections is not taken lightly and is a last resort after all safety issues have been considered.

A fully loaded truck weights 26 tonnes and is a major safety risk to pedestrians and other road users in snowy or icy conditions.

Refuse collection

Refuse collection

Keep up-to-date during winter weather

Refuse collectionPeople in Blaby district can get instant updates on their refuse and recycling service in the event of severe weather this winter by following the Council on twitter (@blabydc), facebook (facebook.com/blabydc) or visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/severe-weather.

» View refuse and recycling service holiday closure dates.

The Council spends months preparing for the harsh winter weather so services can continue but there are times when it is too dangerous for crews to go out and collections are affected.

Daily updates on all services will be posted on the Council’s twitter and facebook pages if the snow and ice does set in.

For more information on Blaby District Council’s services visit http://www.blaby.gov.uk/ or contact 0116 275 0555.

Information on Leicestershire County Council’s services, including the gritting of roads and snow clearance is available at http://www.leics.gov.uk/.

 

Christmas and new year bin collections in Blaby

Blaby District Council’s refuse and recycling service will close down on Friday December 21 and reopen on Saturday December 29 with all residents remaining on the same scheduled collection day after the new year.

 

Three extra bags of refuse (five if you have the very big bin) will be accepted alongside wheeled bins from Saturday December 29 up to and including Friday January 4 (no collection on January 1).

 

Additional recycling will be collected on the first scheduled recycling collection day after Christmas.

 

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk or contact 0116 272 7555