Posted: Fri 10th Mar 2023

Friday: Council suspends all waste collection services in Flintshire due to adverse weather conditions

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 10th, 2023

All waste collection services provided by Flintshire Council have been suspended today, Friday, March 10th, due to adverse weather conditions.

An amber warning for snow and ice is in place until 9am, and a yellow warning remains until 2 pm.

Forecasters have said that snow accumulations will be quite variable but in places, enough to close roads and may make access to some communities difficult or impossible.

The snowfall may bring down some trees and branches and potentially affect utility lines.

Any freezing rain will give treacherous conditions underfoot, even if snow amounts are low.

Black bins scheduled for collection today will now be collected on Saturday, March 11th, subject to weather conditions.

A Flintshire Council spokesperson said the majority of black bin collections scheduled for Thursday were collected, however, if it was unsafe for the council to collect from a particular location, residents are advised to present their black bin for collection on Monday, March 13th.

The council was unable to safely complete all food waste and recycling collections on Thursday.

Recycling that was not collected on Thursday will be collected next Thursday, March 16th.

Food waste that was not collected on Thursday will be collected on Sunday, March 12th.

The council has advised residents to present their garden waste on their next usual collection day.

Food waste scheduled for collection today will now be collected on Sunday.

All garden waste collections were suspended on Thursday, and they will remain so today and on Saturday.

There will be no re-collection of garden waste for rounds suspended on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as crews have been re-deployed to “assist with gritting and snow clearing operations.”

The council has advised residents to present their garden waste on their next usual collection day.

“We will see some disruption today to some of our services. So our waste and recycling collection rounds won’t be going out this morning, unfortunately, but we have made arrangements to collect with residual waste again tomorrow morning.” said Katie Wilby, Flintshire Chief Officer Streetscene and Transportation to BBC Radio Wales said this morning.

“So we asked residents to make sure that they put their bins back out tomorrow as well so we will see some disruption unfortunately, it’s inevitable with this level of snow,” She said.

The Household Recycling Centre at Mold (Nercwys) was closed on Thursday due to the snow, but the Household Recycling Centres at Oakenholt, Greenfield, Sandycroft, and Buckley remained open.

A risk assessment of all household recycling centres will be undertaken this morning to determine whether they are safe to open.

Other services are also affected.

All Flintshire Connects Centres and administrative buildings were closed on Thursday, and they will remain closed today.

All day care and learning disability centres will be closed today.

Home care visits are continuing to be made, with many home care workers making the journey by foot to reach vulnerable residents.

Council house repair services are continuing to operate, focusing on emergency and urgent work.

Tenants with pre-booked appointments are being contacted by phone.

As temperatures drop significantly overnight and into Friday, some tenants may experience problems with their heating systems.

For more information, please visit https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Housing/Boiler-not-working.aspx or contact the Council Housing Repairs line on 01352 701660.

Estate caretakers are continuing visits to sheltered housing estates to ensure footways are clear and treated.

Accommodation Support service is completing visits to vulnerable tenants, where safe to do so, and will also be contacting tenants by phone. The council said.

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