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Council draws up plan to clear backlog of unemptied bins in Lichfield and Burntwood

Bins across Lichfield and Burntwood are finally set to be emptied after a week of disruption caused by the weather.

Snow and ice meant that many roads across the region were unable to reached by Lichfield District Council’s refuse teams.

However, the local authority has now drawn up plans to catch up on the backlog.

  • Bins not collected on January 21 will be collected today (January 28)
  • Bins not collected on January 22 will be collected on January 29
  • Bins not collected on January 23 will be collected on January 30
  • Bins not collected on January 24 will be collected on January 31
  • Bins not collected on January 25 will be collected on February 1

However, families have been told not to put any extra black bags out.

A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council explained that because black bins will be collected the following week as normal.

Blue recycling bins, meanwhile, will be collected as normal on the next collection day.

However, residents have been told not to put brown bins out as these are not being picked up until the refuse teams have finished catching up on missed collections.

For more details on the temporary arrangements, visit the Lichfield District Council website.

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13 Comments

  1. Laurence Skermer

    28th January, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    What about those of us who didn’t get a collection on 18th? Now almost a month since our last black bin collection. Can anyone at the council answer?

  2. johnthemon

    28th January, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Very good question Laurence,I doubt if you will get any joy from on here, better going straight to the council, let us know how you get one, best of luck anyway.

  3. Laurence Skermer

    28th January, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I wouldn’t mind, but we live on a main road that’s been clear since the 21st. Whose bins have they been collecting?

  4. Contingency

    28th January, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Useless….. Why the hell don’t they have a contingency plan like any other professional outfit already lined up and agreed with their suppliers

  5. John

    28th January, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    “Friday 18 January

    If your black or blue bin was due to be emptied on Friday 18 January but wasn’t, please put it out again on your next usual collection day (Friday 1 February) and it will be emptied as normal.
    If you have any waste that won’t fit in your blue bin, please put it in separate clear-ish plastic bags (such as carrier bags), so we can see what is in the bag(s), and take it away in the right truck.
    If you have any waste that won’t fit in your black bin, please put it in black sacks or plastic bags beside your bin. ”
    http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/info/200084/recycling_bins_and_waste/1330/bin_collections_during_snowy_and_icy_weather

    I’m assuming this is the contingency plan

  6. Elfordian

    28th January, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Actual fact is the council did post that they were struggling and did not want to endanger life by collecting when the roads were dangerous.
    I can just see it now; the council decided to collect, skidded and, because of it’s weight, the momentum crushed another car and . . . Calm down guys. The council will collect.

  7. Laurence Skermer

    28th January, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    No-one is asking anyone to risk life and limb. My road has been clear for more than 3 weeks. I have a garage to keep the overflow in, what about those not so lucky?

  8. Billybob

    29th January, 2013 at 8:02 am

    It’s a fair point, particularly given they say no extra bags can be put out – where are we meant to store a week’s worth of waste?

  9. Daisy

    29th January, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I would have thought this would be the perfect opportunity to consider how must waste you’re producing.

  10. Laurence Skermer

    29th January, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you Daisy, how condescending. As it happens, I try to be responsible about waste and usually my recycling bin is much fuller than my black bin – it can’t be avoided altogether though.

  11. Darryl Godden

    29th January, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    So the plan is to collect extra as part of the normal collection services?

    Good luck with that – we now have 3 large cardboard boxes filled with recycling. See you Wednesday.

  12. Sponge Cake Bob

    31st January, 2013 at 7:44 am

    •Bins not collected on January 23 will be collected on January 30

    No Blue bins collected on Boley Park yesterday.

  13. Billybob

    31st January, 2013 at 8:14 am

    That’s because it applies to black bins, hence the line…

    ‘Blue recycling bins, meanwhile, will be collected as normal on the next collection day.’