Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Bank holiday changes to bin collections

Refuse and recycling collections in Richmond upon Thames will be a day later than normal from Friday 22 April – Saturday 7 May to take in to account the Royal wedding and Easter bank holidays.
The temporary changes will start on Friday 22 April: households due to have a collection that day will have their refuse and recycling removed on Saturday 23 April. During the week of Monday 25 April to Friday 29 April, collections will all be a day later than usual, including the Friday, when collections will be on Saturday 30 April.
Collections will also run a day later the following week, to account for the Easter Monday Bank Holiday on 2 May. Collections due on Friday 6 May will be carried out on Saturday 7 May. Normal service will resume on Monday 9 May. Residents are asked to put recycling or refuse out by 6am on collection day, but not to leave it on the streets the day before, to avoid bags being ripped open and to keep roads clean and tidy.
Waste should be put out in securely tied sacks or in a bin with a lid. Lids stop the bin from becoming waterlogged and people adding litter.
For more information, visit www.richmond.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling or call 08456 122660