Bin men work extra hours to catch up

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COUNCIL chiefs have been inundated with calls about bin collections because of the backlog caused by snow.

The wintry weather has resulted in ‘significant delays’ to refuse collections across the borough.

Dacorum Borough Council’s environmental services manager Craig Thorpe said: “The recent adverse weather has meant that there have been significant delays in some residents receiving their normal refuse collections. This comes on top of delayed collections due to Bank Holidays.

“I’d like to assure our residents that staff are doing all their can to catch up with the backlog.

“Additional staff and vehicles have been deployed and crews are working additional hours and Saturdays to ensure that collections get back to normal as soon as possible.”

Residents are being told to leave bins at the boundary of their properties on revised collection dates specified on calendars that have been sent out to homes.

Those who have not received a calendar should call 01442 867858

Mr Thorpe added: “Please remain patient whilst we strive to catch up with the delayed collections and the additional waste that is generated at this time of year.”

The borough’s bin men normally collect around 23 tonnes of rubbish a day, at the moment they are picking up 35 tonnes.