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Temporary suspension to blue box collections

Last Modified April 03, 2020

We are temporarily suspending its blue box (paper) collections from Monday (6 April) whilst we focus on managing and adjusting our waste collection and street cleansing services during the coronavirus crisis.

Cardboard 'hook ons' will be left on residents' black bins whilst the crews are on their rounds next week advising residents of the reasons for this change and what they can do as an alternative.

Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, commented: "Everyone across the authority is working tirelessly to maintain all of our essential services. We've decided that, for a number of reasons, it is necessary to temporarily suspend the blue box collections from this coming Monday, 6 April.

"This is for both crew capacity and operational reasons. Withdrawing temporarily the blue box collections is the least impactful service reduction we can make to our waste and recycling service which is why we have reluctantly opted to make that change. Can I take this opportunity to also thank our hard working crews for the efforts they are putting in at this extremely challenging time."

As an alternative, residents can put their paper waste into their brown bins which will be collected from the following Monday (13 April).

For more information about service changes and accessing support and advice, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/coronavirus

Posted on Friday 3rd April 2020

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