Ealing Council collection crews working on bank holiday

bassam-wheeliesEaling Council is reminding residents that rubbish and recycling collection crews will be working on bank holiday Monday to ensure there will be no disruption to services during the August bank holiday week.

Residents whose normal collection day falls on bank holiday Monday should present their blue or black wheelie bin and green food waste bin for collection before 7am on Monday at the boundary of their property as normal. Collections taking place for the rest of week will also remain unchanged. Residents can check their collection day on the council’s website atwww.ealing.gov.uk/bins.

The council is reminding residents that if they put their bin out on the wrong day their rubbish or recycling will not be picked up until their next scheduled collection day.

Under the new alternate weekly collection system, collections will always take place on bank holidays, except over the Christmas and New Year period. This includes over Easter when collections will take place on Good Friday and Easter Monday as scheduled.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Feedback on the new recycling service is that it’s even easier to use and recycling figures so far show that more people are taking part.  One of the issues with the old system was the constant changing around bank holidays and some people putting it out on the wrong day.  So, another benefit of the new service is that other than around Christmas and New Year, your collection days do not change, making it easier for everyone to recycle.

“There is information on collections during the bank holiday week in the latest edition of Around Ealing. We will be posting reminders on social media and delivering postcards to households.”

More information on recycling and rubbish collections in Ealing is available at www.ealing.gov.uk/bins.