Wirral Council reschedules wheelie bin collections because of icy weather WHEELIE bin collections on Wirral are being rescheduled due to the icy weather - causing yet more havoc for householders.
In a statement, the council said it had "been forced to reschedule some rubbish collections after icy conditions have made it difficult to operate collection vehicles".
The statement added: "The borough’s refuse and recycling collections have been significantly affected by the current adverse weather conditions, meaning that some rounds for both green and grey bins will not be completed on Wednesday, December 23 and Thursday, December 24.
"If any residents are scheduled for a collection on either of these days, but do not have their bin emptied by 6pm on Christmas Eve, they are advised to take their bin back onto their premises and put it back out for collection Sunday, December 27 by 7am in the morning.
"There are no collections planned for Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
"Collection crews will be working flat out to resume normal collections and clear any back-log resulting from recent weather conditions."
If you're a household who normally has a bin emptied on a Friday, your next collection will take place on Sunday, December 27.
Ensure that your bin is placed out on the kerb edge or communal collection point by 7am.
These Christmas working arrangements have been detailed in your latest Waste and Recycling Calendar.
As regards extra waste, Biffa will take any additional side bags placed beside the green bins arising from late collections.
Make sure all extra rubbish is secured to prevent litter from escaping and that no sharp objects are placed inside the bags.
Side waste can not be taken alongside grey recycling bins, says the council.
This is because all recycling must be delivered loose to the sorting facility at Bidston.
As most extra waste generated at Christmas is recyclable, such as cardboard packaging and wrapping paper, recyclers may wish to store extra recyclable rubbish somewhere dry if your grey bin is full.
You may then top up your grey bin on future collect days in the New Year.
Alternatively, glass bottles and jars, tins and paper can be taken to recycling facilities across the borough. THE GLOBE