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Bin collections continue across Hambleton despite COVID19

Published on Tuesday, 5th May 2020

than k you message on bins

Hambleton District Council’s Waste and Street Team are working hard to maintain all kerbside collections of recycling, garden and general household Waste.

Despite working with reduced staff numbers to comply with social distancing they doing a brilliant job to collect what they can with as little disruption as possible.

“We really do appreciate all the support we are getting from our residents,” said Councillor Stephen Watson, portfolio holder for Waste.

“The crews are working under extremely difficult circumstances and when they receive clapping and find  little thank you notes, cards, cakes and biscuits left on the bins it really does brighten up their day,  We thank households for their patience as some of the collection times may vary at the moment and thank the crews for their hard work in keeping Hambleton clean and tidy in these strange times.”

Residents are reminded that all bin collections will be earlier than normal due to the May Day bank holiday on Friday 8 May –  all collections this week  will be one day earlier meaning there will be no collections on the bank holiday.

The following services are affected by the COVID19;

  • Bulky household waste collections have been suspended
  • Mechanical sweeping of roads has been reduced
  • Crews are unable to return for bins once the lorry has passed the property

Household are also reminded that garden waste collections will only be collected from subscribing properties. Each bin must display its own valid licence – bins that do not display the new green sticker will not be emptied. The annual subscription charge is £40 per licence, which is valid from Monday 30 March 2020 to Friday 26 March 2021. There are no exemptions, concessions or discounts for joining at a later date. Licences are not transferrable or refundable and are only valid for the property for which they were purchased. Please allow ten working days for the licence to arrive.

For further information on COVID 19, bin collection dates and to purchase your garden waste licence check out hambleton.gov.uk.