Bin collections delayed as leaves and waste ‘freeze over’

JPCT 20-11-12 S12460521X Horsham Brown green waste recycle bin -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120121120150025

JPCT 20-11-12 S12460521X Horsham Brown green waste recycle bin -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120121120150025

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Frozen leaves have cause many a problem on the railway lines before but are now also being blamed for delaying bin collections across the Horsham district.

Residents have been warned by Horsham District Council (HDC) that some garden waste bins may not be collected today (Tuesday November 29) due to waste ‘freezing over’ as temperatures plummeted overnight.

The council said crews will ‘endeavour’ to empty bins today but some may have to wait until the next collection date.

A statement on the HDC Facebook page says: “The frosty night has caused a lot of garden waste to freeze over and our crew are unable to collect some bins.

“They will endeavour to return today, however there may be some households that don’t get collected. If this is the case the bins will be emptied on the next collection date. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

The announcement comes just five days after the controversial decision to move to fortnightly bin collections in the town.

It was approved by councillors last Thursday despite a barrage of opposition from residents who described the change as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘crazy’.

The move is expected to save the council £730,000 a year and will come into effect in spring 2018.

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