SNOW: Sheffield bin collections delayed by snow and ice

Bins. Picture: Andrew Roe
Bins. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Bin collections have been delayed by snow and ice across Sheffield today.

Council waste contractor Veolia said crews may not be able to make planned collections but will do so where it is considered safe.

The conditions have delayed ‘the start’ of planned recycling and waste collections.

A spokesman added: “In these weather conditions we ask our drivers to make a judgement on whether to collect or not on a road by road basis as safety for everyone is our main priority.”

Residents are advised to leave out their bins and boxes if they haven’t been collected today, so that crews can collect them as soon as conditions are safe again.

Extra crews will be working for the remainder of the week, including Saturday and Sunday if needed.

Francis Drew, contract collections manager at Veolia said: “Collections will only be suspended where absolutely necessary. Most of our collection trucks weigh up to 32 tonnes, so we have to be sure roads are clear enough for us to work safely without causing any damage.

“We know that conditions can improve during the day, so crews will continue to regularly re-visit all areas where bins haven’t been emptied.”

The last snow on Boxing Day caused disruption to bin collections for up to two weeks afterwards.

To find out if your collection may be affected visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield/service-alerts, follow @Recycle4Shef on Twitter or call 0114 2734567.