THURROCK City Council environment portfolio holder thanked residents for ‘supporting us’ as the authority ‘resets’ its bin collection scheme
Cllr Andrew Jefferies spoke after the first week of changes which the council says will allow it to ‘freshen up’ household waste collection services.
Cllr Jefferies said: “I would like to thank the residents for supporting us as we have made some changes to help the waste department freshen up and get collections back on track.
“Thanks to the changes, all collectible bins have been collected this week, with the exception of food from brown bins and yard waste on just three roads in West Thurrock and general green or gray bins on six roads in Grays and West Thurrock. Teams were unable to access these roads because they were blocked by parked vehicles. They will come to try the collection again on Monday to try to have these bins emptied.
“The decision to suspend blue bin recycling collections this week and brown bin food and yard waste collections from next week was not taken lightly, but it appears to be having the intended effect. helping to refresh services and allowing us to catch up on food and yard waste this week.
“We will continue to provide updates on progress via the council’s website and social media as the update unfolds.”
There will be some changes over the next few weeks.
Starting Monday, October 3, food and garden waste collections in brown bins will be temporarily stopped for all households. Food and other waste that could give off a bad odor can be thrown away with household waste in the green/grey bin
Two additional transparent bags of waste on the recycling side will be collected between Monday October 3 and Friday October 7