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.
People 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/.