Bin collections restart in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay on safe roads

A Serco bin truck

Canterbury City Council’s bin contractor Serco has restarted collections on roads where it is deemed safe.

It suspended them on Tuesday amid health and safety concerns.

A wheelie bin in warmer climes

Today the council asked people to leave their bins out so crews can collect them if they pass.

Council spokesman Rob Davies said: “Serco are still out currently in roads where it’s considered safe enough.

​”Green bin collections have been suspended for the rest of this week and the whole of next week.

“The garden crews will be diverted to recycling and black bin collections to help catch up.

“This also means the food waste that would have been collected with the garden waste will not be done​ on this occasion.

“Food kaddies are collected weekly so the next collection will be on black bin day.”

Serco was recently criticised for its decision to install cameras on bin lorries to monitor staff behaviour.


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