BCP COUNCIL says it is working hard to address disruption to refuse and recycling collections across the area this week in the wake of Storm Eunice and staff shortages.

Collections missed on Thursday in Poole and Christchurch due to staffing shortages will be collected this weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February 2022. Residents are asked to place their bins outside by 6am Saturday morning.

On Friday 18 February as a result of the severe weather, all bin collections across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole were suspended for safety reasons. Residents were advised on this date to not put out their bins in anticipation of high winds.

Following the suspension of Friday’s services:

BCP Council will put in a catch up collection service of refuse (black) bins on Saturday 26 February. Residents are again asked to place their bins outside by 6am.

Two bags of additional black bin refuse waste will be taken where necessary.

All residents are asked to manage their food waste and recycling until their next scheduled collection. For the recycling collections, additional recycling waste will be accepted.

There will be no additional garden waste collections in advance of the next scheduled collection date. In line with the Terms and Conditions of the service, BCP Council is unable to offer a refund for this missed collection, however a further collection date of Monday 19 December 2022 will be added to the end the service to those affected by the suspension.

If residents aren’t able to manage their waste – they can visit recycling centres with recycling and refuse waste when Recycling Centres reopen.

For more information about bins, recycling and collection services and banks, visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Bins-waste-and-recycling/Bins-waste-and-recycling.aspx