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Frozen materials in green waste bins

Collection crews are currently experiencing problems emptying  some green bins where material is frozen inside the bin. If as a result the waste does not empty when lifted by the vehicle mechanism then the bin will be left with the contents still in it. The lid of the bin will be left open to indicate that the crew has tried to empty the bin. Please ensure that the waste is loosened within the bin when presenting it for collection on the next scheduled collection day. The Council is unable to return to empty frozen bins before the next scheduled collection. We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes.

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