Plans to return waste and collections back to normal collection day in Torbay

(Last Updated On: July 10, 2018)

TOR2 and Torbay council are working together to return waste and recycling collections back to their normal day.

TOR2 said today that they would like to apologise for any disruption caused by the delays to the collection of waste and recycling.

They released the following statement:

TOR2 are working with Torbay Council on a recovery plan to return waste & recycling collections back to residents normal day of collection. The recovery plan will enable collection rounds that are up to date to continue as normal and will be utilising newer refuse collection vehicles which are being brought in to replace the existing older fleet. The recycling vehicles will continue to be used as normal. This decision has been taken to minimise disruption to customers that have not been affected with delays in their collections.

Difficulties being faced by TOR2 collection teams with the volumes of cardboard being presented and an ageing fleet will remain but in the short term cardboard and paper will be collected together on affected rounds by utilising a refuse collection vehicle. The approach will be co-ordinated to allow teams to start to normalise the collection rounds and to minimise further disruption to rounds that have been affected with delays in their collection of recyclables. The same method of collection will apply for plastics and cans with the use of a refuse collection vehicle.

Residents will also see that the food and glass will continue to be collected using the existing recycling vehicles.

All recycling material presented will be recycled and we ask that residents continue to present items in the normal manner using the boxes or bins provided. Additional recycling not contained in boxes or bins will be picked up by the teams but will take longer for the teams to sort through if mixed. Contaminated bags or boxes will not be collected and placed in the residual bin if its accessible.

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