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Local bin collections hampered by bad weather

John Freeman
The recent bad weather conditions is causing difficulties for the refuse and recycling collecting from many areas of the district, but Lancaster City Council say they are doing their best to return to collect missed refuse and recycling collections as quickly as they can.

Many of the side roads taken by the collection vehicles are too dangerous to drive along given the icy conditions. As the collection vehicles weigh up to 20 tonnes they could cause considerable damage, to other vehicles, property and pedestrians if they were to slide on the ice.

In the mean time, the Council is asking people not to report a bin as missed until 24 hours after its normal collection time. If your neighbours' bins have also been missed it is likely due to hazardous road conditions in your area.

• For further information on refuse and recycling collections please visit or phone customer services on 01524 582491

• The Council has also put together a page with links and information on winter services in the district at