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Residents thanked for their patience as waste collection services strive to catch-up

28 May 2021

Thurrock Council has thanked residents for their patience as its waste collection service has worked hard to catch-up this week, meaning that collections are still not fully operating on their normal schedule.

Although there will be no changes to the schedule as a result of the bank holiday, with collections taking place on Monday 31 May as normal, it is still not possible to collect all bins on their normal day as crews deal with extra waste that has built up over the last few weeks.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet member for environment, said: "I would like to thank residents for bearing with us as our crews work hard to get bin collections fully back to their normal schedule. We expect to be completely up to date and back on track from Monday 7 June onwards.

"Please put your blue and green or grey bin out for collection on the usual day and our crews will collect it as soon as they can."

Household collections are expected to return to normal from Monday 7 June when collections of brown bins every two weeks will also resume.

Until then residents are advised to put their blue and green or grey bin out for collection on the normal day and leave them out until waste has been taken.

Side waste will be collected if it is tied securely in bags and left next to your bins. Side waste will only be accepted for recycling if it is tied in clear blue bags you can collect from the locations found at thurrock.gov.uk/bins-notice. Any waste collected in black bags will not be recycled.

The temporary waste drop-off sites are now closed.