Council says bins should be cleared within 48 hours after snow delays Harrogate refuse collections

Harrogate Borough Council has advised residents that all missed bin collections should be completed within the next 48 hours.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 6:25 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 6:26 pm

A number of bins were left uncollected on Monday morning as a result of the heavy snowfall which affected roads across the district.

Despite much of the snow clearing throughout the day, treacherous conditions remained on the roads and HBC refuse collectors were unable to complete their usual Monday rounds.

Officials have now suggested that residents leave their uncollected bins out so that binmen can return in the next two days.

A Council spokesman said on Twitter earlier today: "The bad weather is causing disruption to our waste and recycling collections this morning. We will do our best to complete all the routes, but it may not be possible. We'll keep you updated. Thanks, in advance, for your patience.

"Timble, Askwith, Weston, Farnley, Leathly, Huby or North Rigton, the snow means we won't be able to take away your rubbish today. Recycling collections in North Stainley and Ripon have also been cancelled. Sorry!"

The Harrogate district witnessed some heavy snowfall on Monday morning.

And this advice was Tweeted this afternoon.

"The snow has been causing problems all day. We've not managed to complete all the scheduled rounds. Please leave your bin out as we hope to get back round to you in the next 48 hours. Thanks for your patience and understanding."

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