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Earlier Bin Collections Due to Heat

Date Published: 24 July 2019
Waste and recycling

Bin collections in Rutland will take place at a slightly earlier time on Thursday 25 July, in response to weather forecasts predicting extremely high temperatures.

According to the MetOffice, daytime temperatures are expected to reach 34°C in Rutland on Thursday, while health leaders have issued safety advice encouraging people to take care in the heat.

Public Health England is advising everyone to avoid physical exertion during in the hottest parts of the day, wear light clothing, drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun between and 3.00pm.

In order to protect crews collecting household waste and recycling in Oakham, collections on Thursday will begin at 6.00am, rather than at the usual time of 7.00am. This is to make sure that contractors can complete their routes before the hottest part of the day.

Residents are asked to make their bins available for collection at the slightly earlier time of 6.00am on Thursday. Collections will return to normal from Friday 26 July.

Find more heat health information and advice on the NHS website.

For  information about waste services, please visit our Waste and Recycling pages

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