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Joined: 12 May 2008, 17:54

Has Southwark announced a temporary suspension of refuse and recycling collections in this heat ?

Personally I would hope they have
Posts: 2051
Joined: 22 Feb 2007, 09:11

I don't think anything formal has been announced but our bin was collected a couple of days late last week and the reason given for that was shortened rounds for the refuse teams due to the hot weather, so wouldn't be surprised if they have stopped all rounds today.
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Joined: 06 Feb 2011, 12:39

Our bins on Trossachs were emptied this morning. Can't imagine what it's like for them doing that in this heat.
Bic Basher
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Joined: 27 May 2009, 16:27

My collection was cancelled on Monday.
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Joined: 26 Sep 2021, 13:16

This is from council website

“ This page includes household waste collection service updates for summer 2022. We are expecting some periods of extremely hot weather, and this may affect household waste collection services. This may include:

“Our crews will start work earlier on days when very hot weather is expected. This helps ensure work is completed before the hottest periods of the day.
The hotter weather can slow down working speeds, and this may mean that not all collections are complete on the normal days. We expect to catch up any outstanding collections on the following working day.
Almost all collections are being completed normally, and any late collections will be prioritised for the following day, so any delay should be less than 24 hours.

“If your collection is delayed, please ensure that your bin or bagged waste is left in the usual collection location ready for the crew. You do not need to report your collection as missed if it has been notified as delayed. If it is still outstanding by the following day, you can report a missed collection.”

My household waste has been collected, keeping fingers crossed for food recycling though I agree it must be horrible for them in this weather and wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t collected until tomorrow
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