Subject to there being no more significant snowfall overnight, Oxford City Council plans to run the following Recycling and Waste service:For those who live on major bus routes that have been gritted and whose normal residual or food waste collection day is Tuesday we intend to run a reduced service where possible.The following services are suspended:
- garden waste
- bulky waste (including white goods and fridge freezers)
- bin and box deliveries
- co-mingled recycling.
We will be running a limited trade waste collection service within the city centre and major retail areas where possible. We will also, where accessible, provide a collection service to flats.
We will collect clinical waste where possible.
For collections the rest of the week we will confirm the afternoon on the day before they are due to take place whether or not our crews will go out – for instance the decision on whether crews go out on Wednesday will be made on Tuesday afternoon.
Due to the anticipated build up of extra waste in the next few days, where collections have been missed, a reasonable amount of side waste can be put out on collection days. This should be placed out as follows:
- general/residual waste – black sacks only
- recycling – either in recycling or cardboard box or clear bags
- food waste – in extra biodegradable bags or, if not available, please place in normal household waste.
Due to the anticipated build up of extra waste in the next few days, where collections have been missed, a reasonable amount of side waste can be put out on collection days. This should be placed out as follows:-
· General/residual waste – black sacks only
· Recycling – either in recycling or cardboard box or clear bags
· Food Waste – in extra biodegradable bags or, if not available, please place in normal household waste
Two bulk gritters, complete with snow ploughs, have been working throughout the day on our priority gritting routes in the City to enable the majority of bus routes to continue to operate.
In addition to the two main gritting routes, additional snowploughs and gritters have been deployed across the City to deal with localised problems.
The Direct Services Streetscene teams have been re-deployed to clear snow and apply grit to high footfall and shopping areas across the City including the City Centre, Summertown, Headington, Cowley Road and other local shopping areas such as Templar Road, Cherwell Drive, St Nicholas Road, Blackbird Leys Road and Underhill Circus.
Resources have also been deployed to clear snow and ice from the approaches to health centres including Manzil Way and Dunnock Way.
We are working closely with the County Council to manage our salt supplies and arrangements are in place to supplement our supplies from the County’s large stock at Drayton.
Our gritters will commence work at 8pm and will work through the night to cover major routes
We are currently dealing with a large number of frozen or burst water pipes and loss of heating in Council properties. Our first priority is the elderly and vulnerable but our aim is to get to everyone within our Service Standard of 24 hours for an emergency call.
Our emergency service is being run using 4×4 vehicles and we have escalation plans in place should the snow arrive this evening.
If you have any problems regarding the new recycling and waste scheme, please email email@example.com, copy to David and Ruth, so we can follow it up with an email to the appropriate manager if the response is not satisfactory.
The catch-up service is for residents whose recycling collections were meant to be between Tuesday 21 December and Friday 24 December that were affected by the recent adverse weather.
Residents whose recycling was not collected on Tuesday 21 December (and who are due a recycling collection on Tuesday 4 January) are asked to put out their blue bins or blue boxes from 7am on Sunday 2 January, so that crews can collect it. They will also collect recycling as normal on Tuesday 4 January.
Other residents whose recycling was not collected on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, and Friday 24 December (and who are due a recycling collection on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) are asked to put out their blue bins or boxes the day before their scheduled due date. They will also collect recycling on the due date.