Storm aftermath: Normal waste collections resume on Tuesday

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Normal rubbish and recycling collections will resume tomorrow (Tuesday) following last night’s high winds.

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) cancelled the service today in anticipation of the stormy weather for safety reasons.

The storm left a few households across town with power cuts, disrupted train services and left fallen debris, such as trees.

A council spokesman said: “As the overnight storm abates, we have reviewed the position with our contractor and have agreed that for the remainder of today our street cleaners will focus on areas known to have leaves, especially slopes, and also where culverts are known to get blocked up.

“Weekly collection areas will have the waste that has already been put out collected, although we do not want other residents to place their rubbish out today. There will be a full weekly Monday collection next Monday (November 4).

“Today’s on-street collection bins (the ‘OSCORs’) and bulk bin collections have resumed. Clinical waste collections will also take place as scheduled today.

“From tomorrow (Tuesday) collections will be carried out as normal, meaning the least number of residents’ rubbish and recycling collections will have been disrupted by the storm.

“Today’s missed ‘twin bin’ and garden waste collections will be carried out this coming Saturday (November 2).”

All Southern train routes are now open following high winds earlier this morning but the operator warns that services may still be disrupted as trains are having to run at reduced speeds as a precaution.

A temporary timetable, which is a much reduced service from the normal weekday timetable, is now in place.

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