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Service update - Friday 15 January 2010

Archived press release

Date Published: 07/01/10

Refuse and recycling crews are out this morning but collections will take longer than usual and there may still be a few properties which the vehicles cannot get to.

Today's collections are going ahead but the volume of material to be collected and the state of some  minor roads and estate roads, means that it is taking longer for rounds to be  completed. Please your refuse and recycling out until the end of the day.

Yesterday, we were unable to collect from some households either because it was too late or because of the conditions of some minor and estate roads and pavements - a few of which  were blocked by parked cars.

For properties who were due a  brown bin collection yesterday but were missed, we are doing a limited collection service today. If we do not get back to you today,  we will collect any waste, regardless of type, next week.

Residents in other areas such as Steeple Claydon which were missed yesterday because of the icy conditions and some blocked roads by parked cars, are asked to  take their  bins back onto their  property and put them out again on the next scheduled collection date. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

The collection service is still operating on the Christmas and New Year revised schedule. This means that collections this week, are one day behind. Next week the collections will be back to the normal schedule.

AVDC appreciates that for some residents this means that they may have a lot of recycling material awaiting collection.  We will collect all excess paper, cans and plastics providing it is placed in a reasonable container or bag which stops the material from spilling out or blowing away. Glass can only be collected if it is in the box provided.

If you would like to dispose of your recycling material before the next due collection date, there are many recycling banks across the district. A list together with other information about recycling can be found from the link below.

Other services affected:

AVDC has no option but to close the Meadowcroft all weather pitch again this week. We envisage that the pitch will be closed until Monday 18 January.

AVDC grass football pitch games are cancelled this weekend due to the recent heavy snowfall.

Residents are asked to continue to check the council’s website and listen to the local radio for updates.