It doesn’t seem that long ago since we were discussing the freezing weather and how snow might disrupt bin collections. However, we’ve now been experiencing some lovely summer weather for a few weeks which has in turn caused some consequences for rubbish removal – cue rainfall within 24 hours!
In all seriousness some councils across the UK have experienced delays to services and in some cases missed collections due to the hot weather. Where possible they have notified residents through their websites and social media and informed them to expect late or delayed collections. In the hot weather some vehicles may be subject to greater chance of breakdown and workers need additional time in order to pace collections whilst maintaining health and safety.
Of course it is still possible to engage local private waste removal services should you need extra or additional rubbish collections if you have been missed off your regular rounds.
There are things you can do to reduce waste in warmer weather. Using reusable drinks containers could reduce plastic waste and just trying to plan food supply so you eat more fresh meat and produce could reduce the amount of food waste. At this time of year bins for household waste can be prone to smells and even unpleasant infestations so reducing the kind of waste you throw out can reduce the chances of this occurring. Ensuring you rinse recyclable waste thoroughly should help to keep special bins for other materials cleaner.
If you are going on holiday try and ask a friend, family member or neighbour to keep on top of your bins by still putting them out on your behalf. This reduces the chance of rubbish being left longer than necessary and even if there are delays it means that you aren’t coming back to any nasty surprises.
For anyone seeking advice or assistance with rubbish removal in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Buckinghamshire then we would be happy to help. We can also help with one off collections, commercial waste and house removals. Contact us for more details about any of our services.