Council staff are continuing to work hard, in difficult icy conditions to clear the backlog of Refuse & Recycling that has built up. Many residents have not had a collection since before Christmas. Today staff have focused their energies on the hilly and more difficult to reach parts of the borough where it has not been possible to collect for some time. By using four wheel drive tractors supporting refuse freighters and deploying refuse and sweeping staff the have managed to clear some 95% of Netherne on the Hill and much of Kingswood and Woodmansterne. Staff will return tomorrow using the same approach to try and clear other roads which have not previously been collected, the Merstham area has been identified as an area of priority as it has not had a collection since before Christmas.
If you still haven’t had a collection
For residents that have still not had a collection, please leave your refuse wheeled bin out for collection and this will be collected as soon as it is possible given the conditions. Subject to weather conditions staff will be carrying out collections on Saturday 9 January.
‘garden waste and recycling collections suspended until next week’
The priority for the council is to collect the large amounts waste from households and therefore it has been decided to suspended garden waste and recycling collections until next week.
Cllr Mark Brunt – I am in touch with council officers on a daily basis and am doing all I can to make sure collections in Merstham are completed as soon and a safely as possible given the conditions.
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