Bad weather

Waste collections

All rubbish and recycling collections in the Forest of Dean were cancelled from Monday 11 December to Wednesday 13 December due to the snow and icy conditions on pavements and roads. 

Weather conditions are improving and based on current Met Office advice waste services will resume on Thursday 14 December.

Collections due on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 DecemberIf you are due a collection on Thursday 14 or Friday 15 December please put your refuse and recycling containers out by 7.30am at the kerbside as normal.  Please note that we are currently unable to collect any garden waste as these vehicles will be used to assist with any outstanding refuse collections.

Collections missed on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December:  As weather conditions improve, we hope to be able to make all outstanding refuse collections on Thursday and Friday this week so please leave your black wheeled bin our ready for 7.30am each morning.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to collect any missed recycling or garden waste so please take your containers back in and present them on your next scheduled collection (note that the garden waste service is suspended over Christmas).

Collections missed on Wednesday 13 December:  We hope to make all outstanding refuse collections during Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week so please leave your black wheeled bin our ready by 7.30am each morning.  We also hope to return for any food waste and recycling over these three days so please leave your caddy, green boxes and blue bag out ready.  Unfortunately we will be unable to collect any missed garden waste, so please take your green wheeled bin back in and present it on your next scheduled collection (note that the garden waste service is suspended over Christmas). 

Please note that refuse and recycling is collected on different vehicles so may be collected on different days due to the catch up collection plan.  So if your recycling has been collected but refuse hasn’t (or vice versa) please continue to leave your containers out for collection until the end of Saturday.  Please be aware that rounds may not be completed in their entirety on one specific day, so don’t be concerned if your neighbouring street has received a collection but you have not.  Crews will be working later than normal on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday to make collections in these areas. 

All collections are likely to take place at different times during the day than normal so please make sure that containers are out at kerbside by 7.30am.