Basildon Council is letting all residents know that if their waste and recycling collection is scheduled for the next bank holiday on VE Day Friday 8 May it will take place without any disruption.

"Despite being a Bank Holiday there are no changes: waste collection will go ahead as normal and you can place your rubbish and recycling at collection points for pick up," Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison said.

"And if you are confused about bin days, or perhaps you want to check what goes in which collection stream, the "Our Streets Basildon" waste and recycling app is now available to download.

"The app was created in partnership with students from the University of Essex and people can use it to find information about rubbish and recycling in the Basildon borough.

"We want to make it easy for residents to do the right thing with their household waste and this will help."

Residents with an android device can download the app from the Google Play Store here: play.google.com/store

News on the Apple release will be available soon. Alternatively, residents can also check their collection day online at: www3.basildon.gov.uk

Cllr Harrison said that public recycling banks around the borough are also being used more frequently: "Basildon Council staff are working hard to continue to provide the full range of waste and recycling services from your household.

"However we've seen an increase in use of our recycling banks around the borough - including dumping bags next to them. Please remember to not leave waste on the ground around the recycling banks; it's flytipping, it is unsightly and unhygienic, it could result a fine.

"Please keep your household waste at home and place it out for collection on the correct day - leave it to our teams to clear.

"If you do see a full recycling bank, please report it to recycling@basildon.gov.uk and we'll do our upmost to deal with it as quickly as possible.

"And finally, we are not out of the woods yet, and I want to thank everyone in Basildon continuing to stay at home and protect the NHS, and our people on the front lines in essential services keeping our borough going."

ENDS


Published on Wednesday 29 April 2020