Saturday, 7 February 2015

Reportage: Council sorry for delays in bin collection

Concerns have been raised that some residents across north Halifax and Todmorden have not had their rubbish collected in over three weeks.

Residents in areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden and Todmorden have seen delays to their refuse collection following a backlog resulting from recent snow.

Coun Barry Collin (Lab, Illindworth and Mixenden), said: “Once the snow came last week, the waste collection service in large parts of north Halifax just seemed to collapse.

“Poor operational decisions were made, resulting in missed collections in Mixenden, Ovenden and, especially, Illingworth.

“It’s time the council’s Conservative leadership began holding its contractors to account.”
Mark Thompson, head of housing at the council, said: “Additional vehicles and crews have been working hard this week to catch up on refuse collections that were missed last week due to snow and ice.

“Any uncollected waste will continue to be taken throughout the remainder of this week, with crews working on Saturday. Any excess waste will be taken at the time of collection.

"All recycling materials will be collected on their next due collection day. We anticipate that all services will be back to schedule from Monday February 9.

“We apologise to residents affected by the disruption.”

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