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Latest advice on bin collections in Northumberland


Updated at 11:50am on Tuesday 6 March 2018

Scheduled bin collections continue today - as teams aim to carry out normal collections wherever it is safe and possible to do so.  Please put your bin out as normal, unless your situation is described specifically below.

Many normal collections were made yesterday - although there were some areas, including rural locations, where this is not possible. Some collections were also missed due to unfortunate vehicle breakdown.

If your bin is not collected on the normal day this week please leave it out, in a safe place, and, weather permitting, we will attempt to collect it by the end of this week.

These will be kept under review and further guidance provided at the end of the week.

We will be prioritising general rubbish bins before recycling bins - due to the nature of the waste they contain.

Regarding bins missed last week:

If your general waste bin was missed last Wednesday, 28th February, please put it out for collection this Wednesday, 7th March, and again on Wednesday 14th March. Your recycling bin will not be emptied and should be put it out for collection on its next scheduled collection day of Wednesday 21st March

If your general waste bin was missed on Thursday 1st March please put this bin out next Thursday 8th March and again on Thursday 15th March. Your recycling bin will not be emptied and should be put it out for collection on its next scheduled collection day on Thursday 22nd March.

On general waste, we will accept up to two additional black bin bags (or something of a similar size) alongside regular general waste bins.

All missed recycling bins, including those which will not be collected this Wednesday and Thursday, should be put out on their next collection day.  Any additional recycling items can be put in cardboard boxes, paper bags, or clear plastic bags.

We are supplying clear recycling bags at our customer information centres and other venues at:
Alnwick Greenwell Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1HB (Closes at 4:30pm) View map location
Ashington Wansbeck Square, Ashington, NE63 9XL View map location
Bedlington Bedlington Library, Glebe Road, Bedlington, NE22 6JX View map location
Berwick Walkergate Building, Walkergate TD15 1DJ View map location
Blyth Blyth Library, Bridge Street, Blyth, NE24 1DJ View new location
Cramlington Concordia, Cramlington, NE23 6YB View map location
Hexham Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS View map location
Morpeth Royal Sovereign House, Manchester Street, Morpeth, NE61 1AF View map location
Seaton Delaval Library, Astley High School, Elsdon Avenue, NE25 0BW View map location
Ponteland Town council office, Unit 1, Meadowfield Court, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 9SD View map location
Prudhoe Library, Spetchells Centre, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5AA View map location

Customers who are expecting their first garden waste collection of the season this week should put their their bins out for collection on the scheduled day. Like general waste and recycling bins, we aim to undertake garden waste collections in all planned areas, where it is safe to do so. 

The council apologises for any inconvenience that these arrangements may cause. Many thanks for your patience during this time.

Keep up to date through the council’s ‘Alerts’ channels which are available via the website www.northumberland.gov.uk;
Twitter: @northumberlands; and 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nccalerts

View the full article at Northumberland County Council

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