Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2021

Bin collections in Gwynedd and Anglesey disrupted as winds of up to 70mph hit area

North Wales news and information

Bin collections in the north west of Wales have been disrupted after winds of up to 70mph hit the area today.

Anglesey Council took the decision to suspend its recycling service for the whole day to ensure the safety of collection crews.

Gwynedd Council said the weather had also impacted its collection arrangements with a yellow weather warning covering both areas.

An Anglesey Council spokesperson said: “Due to the severity of the winds we are currently experiencing, in agreement with our waste Collection contractor, we have made the decision to suspend the recycling service only for today.

“This is purely for health and safety reasons to ensure that the recycling collection crews can collect your recycling as safely as possible.

“The forecast shows that strong winds will remain until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

“For those households who have not had a recycling collection today, please place your recycling trolley out by 7am on your next scheduled collection day (Tuesday, 2nd March) and this will be collected as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”

Gwynedd Council has also issued the following advice to residents in light of the strong winds: “If your recycling containers are only half full and you can manage, please consider waiting until the following collection when the weather may be calmer to leave them out.

“Put your waste and recycling containers out on the morning of collection, as close to, but no later than 6.00am and retrieve as soon as possible after collection.

“Where possible place containers in a sheltered spot, for instance against a fence or wall to reduce exposure to the wind and ‘box’ lighter bags or containers in with heavier items.

“Please do all you can to help to avoid wind-blown waste and report any serious litter problems here.”

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