Waste and recycling collections have been suspended today (5th January) because of the adverse weather conditions. Wherever possible collections will resume tomorrow, with the waste and recycling collections then running a day behind.
Craven District Council is making every effort to maintain its refuse and recycling service during this spell of icy and snowy weather.
Residents are urged to put out their green, blue and brown bins as normal. The collection crews are trying wherever possible to give everyone a collection this week. If there are areas in the District the crews can't access they will try again later when, hopefully, conditions have improved.
In the event of conditions not improving and drivers not completing their round this week they will collect all the refuse next week. All household rubbish left out next week will be collected on the usual day, including extra black bags which wouldn't normally be taken.
Paul Florentine, Head of Waste Management said: "We are trying our very best to collect the refuse and recycling as normal but certain areas remain inaccessible and we have had to suspend collections today. We will be putting extra crews and staff on and weather permitting, will be doing extra collections at the weekend to make up rounds that were missed due to the bad weather. Wherever it has proved too difficult and the crews can't get through we will make every effort to catch up. I would ask residents to be patient and put their waste and recycling out as normal."