Waste frozen into bins forces collection delay

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Garden waste collections in Boston have been put on hold – with sub zero temperatures meaning binmen have been unable to empty out frozen waste from bins.

The current cold snap has coincided with the date of the extra autumn/winter clear-up collection and today (January 16) up to three-quarters of bins presented could not be fully emptied.

A council spokesman said that crews tried multiple lifts in an effort to empty the bins without success in most cases, with the contents frozen inside the brown bins.

Garden waste collections for the rest of this week have now had to be suspended.

Weather permitting, scheduled garden waste collections will take place next week, and all residents who have had or were due to have a garden waste collection this week will have their garden waste collected in two weeks time (blue bin week).

Coun Michael Brookes, joint deputy leader and portfolio holder for waste services, said: “We apologise to anyone who put their brown bin out for this extra one-off collection who has found that the contents have not been collected. This eventuality is out of the control of the council.”