Snow affects West Lindsey waste collections

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SNOW and ice are still causing disruption to waste collections across the district but the council is urging residents to keep putting their bins out.

Some waste and recycling collections across West Lindsey have been postponed and the council plans to catch up on collections later in the week.

The council said emptying waste and recycling proved difficult yesterday with overnight temperatures remaining low and snow and ice on untreated side roads.

Conditions are forecast to improve later this week, and in areas where it was not safe to make collections yesterday and on Monday, a bin pick up will take place either today or later this week - after the thaw comes and it is absolutely safe to do so.

This includes the following areas:

Waddingham - Lane that runs parallel with the Village Green that backs up to Village Hall, all Silver Street, The Wolds, Rose Mount Lane, Waddingham behind Church, Church Lane three furthest farms, Grange Lane Blyborough onto Farm Holdings

Glentham - Washdyke Lane plus all back lanes

Tealby - All but Springfields and Rasen Road up to Springfields from Rasen

Holton Le Moor - From A46 turning to the Church Lane

Normanby Le Wold - Top bit in the dip

The council advised residents to put out their waste and recycling as per usual today but pleaded for patience if collections are affected. It wants residents leave uncollected bins out at their property boundary to enable crews to clear them as soon as it is possible.

The council’s waste services manager Glyn Pilkington said: “The levels of snow and ice on untreated road surfaces in some rural areas and urban side streets made it unwise to operate heavy machinery in these areas, or for teams to be lifting and carrying heavy waste long distances over slippery surfaces.”

He said the council would start collections “as soon as possible” but is advising residents in the affected areas the safety of members of the public and collection crews was his highest priority and no risks would be taken.

West Lindsey Council stressed to residents most waste and recycling collections were running today, as scheduled.

West Lindsey’s prosperous communities committee chairman Coun Malcolm Parish said: “Our fantastic collection crews have been working hard to minimise any disruption to our services and will been out as normal today.

“We are hoping that some side roads that were impassable yesterday will soon clear, but any collections we are unable to make today we hope to make tomorrow.”