Will your bins be collected on Wednesday after heavy snow and ice brought disruption?

By Andrew Turton | News | Published:

Heavy snow and ice caused major disruption to waste and recycling collections this week - but will your bin be collected today?

Will your bins be collected today? Picture: Wolverhampton council

Many authorities say they are beginning the task of catching up with collections today but it may take longer to clear the backlog.


Dudley Council say refuse and recycling collections are going ahead as normal today (Wednesday).

Residents are asked to put out their wheeled bins and recycling as usual.

The council said it is also starting a recovery programme on the collections affected by the adverse weather conditions earlier in the week.

It added that missed recycling collections will be collected on your next due collection date.

People will be able to put excess recycling out in bags but not black bags.



Sandwell Council said it expects to carry out bin collections as normal on Wednesday. If your bin day is Wednesday, the council asks you to put your bins out.

The authority says that if your bisn were missed earlier this week due to snow they will be empted on your usual collection day next week.

If you do have any extra rubbish from this week that won't fit inside your bin, leave it in bags next to your bin. The council says it will collect up to one bin's worth of extra bags on your next collection day.


The council says if you have any extra recycling, try to flatten it as much as possible to fit as much as you can in the bin. Any extra recycling that won't fit inside your bin can be placed in clear bags next to your blue-lid bin so that workers can identify it.


South Staffordshire District Council said bins are being collected on Wednesday and they will try to clear the backlog from Monday and Tuesday too.

Officials said if green bins are not emptied on your bin day it will be done on your next scheduled collection.

Waste and recycling collections will take place in Cannock Chase today and crews have started on the backlog from Monday.

Cannock Chase District Council say crews plan to work all day Saturday and aim to be up to date by the end of December 18.

Stafford Borough Council say bin and recycling collections were taking place across Stafford today.

Lichfield District Council said it will not be carrying out collections today. Officials said: "Unfortunately conditions on the roads are still too dangerous to do our waste/recycling rounds.

"Please leave your bin/s out and we will try to empty them later this week/early next week. Thank you again for your patience."


Walsall Council said its waste crews will be out on Wednesday to collect as many bins as possible.

It said that main roads on a gritting route will be attempted and side roads where it is safe to do so.

Officials say if your bin isn't collected today, residents can leave out two extra bags of mixed waste next week.


Wolverhampton council said bin collections will be carried out as normal on Wednesday. The Shaw Road tip will also operate as normal today.

Officials said any streets deemed too difficult to navigate will have non-recyclable brown bin waste collected next week along with up to two bags of waste.

Meanwhile any uncollected recyclable black bin waste should be left out and it will be collected by the end of next week.

Wyre Forest

Council officials said there are further disruptions to recycling collections this week due to the 'continuing difficult weather conditions'.

There will be no bin and recycling collections today.

Residents who would normally have a collection today (Wednesday) will instead after their recycling collected on December 27.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or


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