REFUSE and recycling collections in Warwick district are beginning to return to normal this week.
During lockdown Warwick District Council (WDC), Warwickshire County Council and Suez have been operating the recycling and refuse collection service followed by a taxi to provide transport for an additional crew member and with extra vehicles on the recycling collection service to help with social distancing for crews.
Now in accordance with changing government guidelines and following best industry practice, a joint decision has been made to return to normal operations.
Due to the current high volume of recycling, one extra vehicle will stay on the recycling collection service where all recycling is tipped into the back. Recycling collected in this way is taken to a facility in Stratford to be sorted and recycled.
Residents are advised to continue sorting their recycling as not all recycling will be collected in this way.
And residents are also warned owing to the increase in recycling being collected some services may be delayed.
WDC neighbourhood services spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger said: “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this successful collaboration which has allowed us to continue with all of our waste and recycling services throughout the pandemic.
“The health and safety of the public and our crews remains our priority and we will carefully monitor and review all of our services on a regular basis.”