In recent years we have seen an increase in snow and ice leading to disrupted waste collection services throughout the country. Thanks to measures taken by South Bucks District Council last year, disruption in South Bucks was minor compared to other parts of England.
This year the Council will continue to do all it can to ensure as many properties as possible have their waste collected during inclement weather. This includes fitting vehicles with winter tyres, issuing crews with crampons for their shoes and working with Transport for Buckinghamshire to keep roads accessible.
South Bucks District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment Bill Lidgate, says “We’re committed to providing an excellent and reliable service to the 27,000 properties in the District we serve each week, but the safety of our residents and waste collection crews must come first. We’re a fairly rural District and it isn’t safe to send our vehicles to areas where they can cause damage or risk getting stuck. We’re doing all we can to be prepared this year and to continue to collect refuse from as many properties as possible should we experience similar weather conditions as last winter.”
The safety of residents and collection crews remain a priority and where a street is not safe to enter due to snow or ice we may be unable to collect refuse or recycling.
Regular updates will be posted on the home page of the Council’s website to inform residents of any disruptions. It may be necessary to specify an alternative temporary collection point for residents to bring their waste to in order to aid collection, and residents are advised to check the website www.southbucks.gov.uk regularly in cases of adverse weather or call the Inclement Weather Line on 01494 762454.
Residents can also stay informed on changes to collection dates and other useful information by signing up for email alerts. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'e-mail alerts' in the subject line and we will include you in future updates.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200