From Chief Executive Peter Holt & Ben Brown (Director of Environmental Services) - 16th February

Our regular vehicles and crews have been out today supported by other trucks and staff from Braintree, emptying recycling bins and food waste caddies. They have made good progress and the few areas crews have not managed to reach by the end of today will be visited tomorrow (Saturday) or Monday. The backlog of non-recycling is now largely cleared although this work will continue tomorrow and Monday.

Next week will be the non-recycling collection week as the service continues to return to normal.

Garden waste collections will restart on Tuesday in the north of the district as per the published timetable and the south of the district the following week (from Tuesday 27 February).

The garden waste collection calendar can be found here:

We apologise once again for the recent disruption to waste collection services and it is good that most residents are pleased to see their service return to normal.