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Waste weather warning
Potentially severe weather early next week could disrupt waste collections, Cotswold District Council has warned.
With an �amber� warning of high winds, especially on Sunday night and Monday morning, residents�in the Cotswolds are being advised to take extra care when putting out their bins and boxes for collection.
On windy days, useful options may be to weigh down loose materials and/or put containers in a sheltered spot at the edge of your property, but only if they can still be easily seen by collectors.
While containers should be out�at the kerbside by 7am for the Monday 28 October collection, it is advisable not to put�them out on Sunday night in advance, even though it is normally good practice.
Crews cannot collect materials already blown out of containers, so residents should try to prevent littering and report serious problems to the Council�s customer services team on 01285 623000.
If residents are concerned by the weather forecast and have space, they may wish to store recyclables or refuse until their next scheduled collection, or take them to any recycling site.
Collections by Ubico Ltd will go ahead if the wind or rain does not lead to access or safety problems due to fallen trees or flooding. Any disruptions to the Monday collections could have knock-on effects on Tuesday.
If collections are missed, the Ubico crews will return as soon as possible to catch up, so containers should be put out by 7am �the following day.� Regular updates will appear on www.cotswold.gov.uk and in local media should there be a need to revise collection arrangements. Cotswold District Council�s twitter account @CotswoldDC will also provide frequent updates if required.
See also the @Glos_Prepared twitter site for updates about the storm from the Local Resilience Forum.
: 26/10/2013 01:06:55
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