Snow halts bin collections again

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ADVERSE weather conditions have hit Wigan’s bin collections yet again.

Just when we thought the big freeze was over, the borough was hit with another, slightly smaller, snow storm last night.

Many bin collections were as normal but council chiefs admit they have been unable to reach all areas and those who have not had their bins collected today will next week.

Deputy Leader and cabinet champion for the environment, Cllr David Molyneux: “Wigan Council’s waste collection services are now back to normal, although Tuesday’s snow means there were some isolated areas we couldn’t reach, so the advice is always that bins should be taken back in and we’ll empty them on the next normal collection day and take reasonable amounts of bagged excess waste, or people can use one of the household waste recycling centres. We’re sorry about the problems, but most people appreciate it is impossible to grit every sidestreet.“

Council gritters and snow ploughs have been working tirelessly throughout the freeze with almost 1,500 tonnes of grit being used.

Households who had their bin collections as normal last week are being reminded not to leave excess waste this week as it will not be collected.

It is hoped all black and brown bin collections will continue as normal tomorrow.