Binmen catch up on collections after storm

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Binmen have caught up on the collections delayed as a result of yesterday’s storm, with council bosses praising their efforts in the bad weather.

Boston Borough Council’s crews fulfilled all of yesterday’s bin collections except those along the A52 between Burton Corner and Wrangle amid fears that the emptied bins could blow into the path of traffic.

The collections were done instead first thing this morning.

The council said that yesterday two of the two-crew rounds had extra pairs of hands and the trade team went back out after they’d finished their daily round and all was cleared up by 4.45pm.

Lincolnshire County Council kept the Waste Transfer Station open for longer to facilitate later collections.

George Bernard, head of the borough council’s environmental operations, said: “It was a fantastic achievement all round by all of our staff on what was a difficult day, to say the least.

“Those vast majority of those members of the public who did call to query their collections, were totally understanding.”

The borough was largely unaffected by the impact of the storm, escaping the impact felt further south in the country.