All North East Lincolnshire Council household waste collections were again suspended today (Thursday) due to the bad weather.
Temperatures are forecast to stay below freezing until Sunday with biting cold winds forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow.
A decision will be made at 7am tomorrow (Friday) about the day’s green bin collections.
Only green bin collections scheduled for Friday will be emptied if collections go ahead tomorrow. Please have your bins out by 7am.
People who have not had their green bin emptied on Wednesday and Thursday because of the weather can leave up to three bags of general waste alongside their bin and additional recycling with their recycling boxes on their next scheduled collection dates.
The Customer Recycling Centres in Estuary Way, Grimsby, or Queens Road, Immingham, are open and people can use the sites to dispose of household waste and recycling.
Many main roads have been cleared but side streets are not safe to travel down with a bin wagon when it’s icy.
Neighbouring authorities also suspended waste collections yesterday and today due to the bad weather.
All garden waste and dry recycling collections remain suspended until further notice.
The Council is prioritising household domestic collections (green bins) and bin wagons will again be stationed at the following sites for people to bring their bagged rubbish to if collections are cancelled.
If the household collections are cancelled, the bin wagons will be at these locations between 7.30am and 2pm:
• Lay-by opposite Morrison’s, near Cottages Plot, Laceby Road, Grimsby
• Carnforth Crescent, Grange Estate, Grimsby
• Entrance to Scartho Top, Matthew Telford Park, Grimsby
• St Nicholas Drive Shops, Wybers Wood, Grimsby
• Kirk Gate car park, Kirk Gate, Waltham
• Grimsby Leisure Centre, Cromwell Road, Grimsby
• Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, off Corporation Road, Grimsby
• Weelsby Woods, Weelsby Road, Grimsby
• Grimsby Town Football Club car park, Blundell Avenue, Cleethorpes
• Victor Street, near Ice House, Victor Street, Grimsby
• Boating Lake Car Park, Kings Road, Cleethorpes
• The Cloisters , off Church Lane, Humberston
• Oak Road, near British Legion, Healing
• Kennedy Way Car Park, off Washdyke lane, Immingham
Cllr David Watson, portfolio holder for energy and environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We’ve had no option but to suspend waste collections again due to the harsh weather.
“We’ve put a bin wagon in every ward today as an option for anyone who wants to use them and can get to them safely.
“We’ll do the same if collections are suspended tomorrow.
“Our staff are battling some of the worst winter weather we’ve experienced for some time and continue to do a great job.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience through the disruption and we aim to return to the normal routine as soon as the weather allows.”
Further updates will be made tomorrow morning.
Today’s snowfall has caused disruption across North East Lincolnshire.
Information about disruption to council services is being posted at www.nelincs.gov.uk/heavy-snowfall-updates/
Weather warnings for snow and ice are in place between now and Saturday.
Temperatures are forecast to stay below freezing until Sunday with biting cold winds today.
The gritting team will be treating the roads at 6.30pm and again at 4am.
The main highway network was moving today but some rural areas were affected by snow drifting and standing snow including Beelsby, Hatcliffe and Ashby hill top with the worst areas around the B1203.
These roads were ploughed this morning and in some areas we are being helped by farmers and sub-contractors.
All available operational staff from neighbourhood services and ENGIE are working to clear the snow from key routes, secondary roads and the main footpaths.
There is a lot of useful information, including maps of our gritting routes, on the winter service pages of the council’s website, www.nelincs.gov.uk/winterservice.
We have plenty of salt in stock and more has been delivered this week.
Keep up to date with the latest forecast, travel news and weather warning information by tuning in to your local radio station:
• BBC Radio Humberside on 95.9FM, 1485AM and DAB
• Compass FM on 96.4FM
• Lincs FM on 102.2FM
For the latest forecast visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.
The Council is working with its partners to offer homeless people in the area accommodation, and are working with health sector colleagues to support the most vulnerable people in our communities that could be affected by the bad weather.
For more details about our Severe Emergency Weather Protocol for rough sleepers please visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/homes-and-property/housing-advice-and-assistance/