Wealden bins collection update

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Extra resources have been deployed by waste contractor Kier as the second cycle of the new refuse and recycling arrangements takes place in Wealden.

Last week the Express reported how residents in Hailsham and Polgate were left confused over bin collection times after rubbish was not taken away for around three weeks.

Cllr Stephen Shing said some residents in Willingdon and Polegate are still awaiting bin collections and the delivery of their new brown garden waste bins.

The new waste and recycling scheme is a joint scheme between Eastbourne, Wealden, Hastings and Rother. Some collections were missed because crews were familiarising themselves with new routes.

Wealden District Council said some of its crews still had difficulties completing their new rounds. But 90 per cent of collections are now being completed.

If your collection from earlier in the week still has not been collected, the council asks that you keep bins out.

A spokesman for the council said: “Initial results forthe second cycle is that 90 per cent collections are being completed, with a significant increase in the amount of recycling being collected. This is still not acceptable, and both Wealden and Kier would like to apologise to those residents who have suffered inconvenience.

“Wealden continues to work with Kier to improve collection rates across the district.

“We are updating our website regularly to provide details of catch-up collections. Kier is deploying additional vehicles and staff and is undertaking continual reassessment of those rounds that require some adjustment.”

If you have an outstanding refuse or recycling collection contact the council.

For updates visit: http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Recycling_and_Waste/New_Recycling_Services/Waste_What_Happens_Next.aspx

The council is also posting updates on its Twitter page @wealdendistrict