Extra bin collections after strike

EXTRA rubbish will be collected when bin-emptying finally gets back on track next week after the mass strike by public-sector workers.

Ashfield District Council was forced to suspend all refuse collections on Wednesday last week during a walkout in a row over pension changes planned by the government.

Residents are now asked to put their black-lidded (normal waste) or green-lidded (recycling) bins out as normal next Wednesday (December 14) when up to three bags of additional waste, left at the side, will also be collected.

For those who missed out on a scheduled brown bin (garden waste) collection, compostable waste will also be collected next Wednesday. There will be an additional collection on Thursday December 29 to coincide with a rearranged Christmas bin-emptying schedule.

Any glass not collected last Wednesday will also be picked up on December 29.

Anyone who urgently needs to dispose of glass is urged to use the recycling banks at the Piggins Croft car park in Hucknall.

Household and recyclable waste can also be taken to the Notts County Council recycling centre on Wigwam Lane.

Ashfield Council was also forced to close its office on Watnall Road, Hucknall during the strike, which involved members of 30 unions and hundreds of workers across the Dispatch district.