Thursday, 7 January 2010

Waste collections update

Here are extracts from press releases from Liverpool City Council and Knowsley MBC about refuse collections and the effects of the snow. In both cases the collections are suspended but start again on Monday 11th


Liverpool City Council would like to apologise to all residents for any inconvenience the disruption to the bin service may have caused.

Severe weather conditions have made side roads dangerous, making it impossible for refuse vehicles to safely collect your rubbish.

Liverpool’s bin collections have been postponed until next week.

If the weather improves and the roads are clear enough to allow safe access, usual collections will resume week beginning Monday 11 January.

Please put your purple bin out on your usual collection day.

Collections of blue bins will also resume. Please put out on the right collection day.

Not sure when your blue bin should be collected? Go to and enter your postcode in the ‘My Neighbourhood’ section on the homepage. This will inform you whether your multi material blue bin is collected on Week 1 or Week 2. (Week 2 collections start w/c 11 January, Week 1 collections w/c 18 January.)

Green bin (garden waste) collections have been suspended until further notice.

Please disregard the stickers which were placed on your bin advising of collection dates post Christmas.

For more information contact Liverpool Direct on 0151 233 3001.



Knowsley Council has also decided to suspend all of it’s waste and recycling collection operations until Monday 11th January. This is a decision that has not been taken lightly and reflects the current severe weather.

The Council will return to normal collection schedules with effect from Monday.

Residents will be asked to present their waste and recycling on their normal day of collection and will be able to put bagged side waste alongside the wheeled bins, preferably indicating if any of this waste is for recycling.

Next week, the waste and recycling teams will be working until all the scheduled collections due on each day are completed.

Away from the roads, people are also asked to check on the welfare of friends, family and neighbours who may be more vulnerable during the cold weather, especially the elderly.

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