Delivery of Warwick district's new bins falls behind schedule - The Leamington Observer

Delivery of Warwick district's new bins falls behind schedule

THE NEW bin collection service is set to begin next week in Warwick district and council chiefs urge residents who have not received their new bins yet not to panic – they are on their way.

The 123+ recycling and refuse collection service starts on Monday (August 1) and residents are set to get new food waste caddies and recycling bins.

But according to Warwick District Council (WDC) some homeowners may not receive them on time as “several factors” have put their delivery behind schedule.

Priority is currently being given to food caddies and WDC hopes to get all these delivered by Monday. They also hope all properties will have a new blue-lidded recycling bin by next week.

Residents who have not yet received their bins, just need to report this once by emailing [email protected]

All waste will still be collected even if the new bins have not arrived.

Food caddy waste can be put in garden waste bins temporarily, while recycling can be put in the red boxes.

Meanwhile, any resident who has not received an information book or calendar can view collection dates and the schedule on WDC’s website or download the council’s app on the App Store or Google Play, and collection dates will be in there from August 1.

Coun Moira-Ann Grainger, WDC spokesperson for neighbourhood and leisure, said: “This is a huge new contract and unfortunately, we have been hit with delays to our deliveries. I wanted to make sure we are keeping our residents up to date, and to reassure you that collections will continue, and you will get your new bins and caddies as soon as possible.

“We appreciate our residents’ patience and understanding as we work quickly to get this new service up and running. We’ll keep our website and social media updated on a regular basis to keep everyone informed.

“We know that not everyone has access to the internet, so would ask you all to check in with your neighbours to keep them updated and let them know what is happening”.

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