Bins unemptied, buses delayed and Sheffield emergency services stretched

Bins on Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield which have not been collected due to the snowy coniditions
Bins on Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield which have not been collected due to the snowy coniditions
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Refuse workers in Sheffield are battling to clear a backlog after the big freeze disrupted thousands of bin collections.

Blue bins and boxes due to be emptied yesterday were left, while Sheffield Council contractor Veolia ‘attempted’ to tackle bulging black bins scheduled to be collected, as well as working to empty those left from the weekend when snow brought the city to a halt.

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Some families struggling with overflowing bins, as well as delayed bus services in their communities,blamed a lack of gritting.

Council chiefs have pledged to collect extra waste and vowed to ‘get back on track’ as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, emergency services confirmed more than 1,000 calls were made during South Yorkshire’s busiest ever festive weekend – including for car crashes and weather-related trips.

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