Waste Collection Update 2/3/18

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk have made the following update regarding waste collections:

Find out about the disruption to waste collection services this week

Service disruption

Due to the snow and poor weather conditions, there were no bin collections on the 28 February and 1 March. Please see below for the latest collection date information.

Service disruption – We’re resuming collections

We’re resuming bin collections in all areas, but it will take us some time to catch up. On Monday 5 March we’ll be collecting in areas we would have collected on Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March. From Tuesday 6 March we’ll be collecting everywhere, two days later than normal.

Isolated rural locations

There are about 500 properties that are served individually. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to catch up on missed collections in these areas. Waste or recycling will be collected on the next scheduled collection date. Side waste will be accepted. Anyone requiring recycling sacks can request them by contacting 01553 776676.

We will update this information with round lists as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Garden waste

Garden waste collections will be resumed on Monday 5 March on the usual schedule. We won’t catch up on missed collections. If your collection was missed we can provide you with extra compostable garden waste sacks if you need them.

Clinical waste

Our clinical waste service will not operate on 2 March. We’ll collect your waste as soon as weather permits.

Service disruption – all areas

Because of the cold weather this week, we may not be able to empty your food waste or garden waste bins if the contents are frozen to the sides. If we try to loosen the waste by hitting the sides of the bin, we risk breaking it.

If we leave your bin without emptying it, please following our instructions below:

Garden waste bin

If we’ve been unable to empty your bin, we can give you some garden waste sacks for your excess waste. On your next scheduled collection date, please put the extra garden waste sacks out for collection alongside your bin. To request the sacks, please email us, or call us on 01553 616200.

Food waste bin

If we’ve been unable to empty your food caddy, please continue to use your caddy as normal. Once it’s full, please double bag this weeks food waste and put it next to the bin on your next scheduled collection date.

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