JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Rubbish Burden Spills Into Saturday
is starting to build up on the streets of Coventry and crews are
being made to work into the weekend to clear it.
of refuse have been stacked alongside overflowing wheelie bins
following the Christmas period, when no rubbish collections were
houses normally visited on a Friday are to be missed out today,
and residents are being asked to wheel their bins back inside
tonight, and then put them out first thing in the morning.
backlog has built up because the refuse vehicles can only take a
certain amount of rubbish, and are having to make extra journeys
to the Waste to Energy plant at London Road.
2,400 properties in the city have been missed each day because of
is the first year since new working arrangements were brought in,
putting collection crews on a four-day week.
traditional two-day council bank holidays throughout the year
often caused collections to be missed for two weeks at many houses
in the city.
Christmas period is now the only time of year when rubbish is
likely to build up.
are being warned that the backlog could run through until next
Tuesday because of the sheer volume of holiday rubbish that has to
with a query should ring Street Services free on 0500 834333
before 6pm, or 7629 4444 or 7683 2222 out-of-hours for help and