Waste and recycling collections in the Stroud district tomorrow (Friday, February 18) have been postponed.
This decision has been made following a severe weather warning issued by the Met Office from 7am tomorrow until midday for extremely strong winds, and a tidal surge from 9am to 11.30am in the Severnside area.
Storm Eunice is likely to cause significant disruption and dangerous conditions with a risk to life from flying debris. Therefore residents are advised not to present waste tonight or tomorrow – the safety of our collection staff is paramount.
The Shambles Market in Stroud town on Friday has been cancelled for the safety of traders and shoppers – this does not affect the Saturday Shambles Market or the Stroud Farmers Market at this current time.
SDC waste collection partner Ubico will aim to catch up the missed refuse and recycling collections on Monday, February 21. Residents whose collections are affected should re-present residual waste (grey bin) and recycling at 6am on Monday.
Food waste collections will not be re-scheduled and residents should present food waste again next Friday.
If your waste and recycling is not collected on Monday, please leave it in situ and collections will be made as soon as possible.
Garden waste collections will be held over to the next collection date but residents can put an additional sack out in 2 weeks’ time.
More information on missed collections: www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/bins-and-recycling-containers/report-a-missed-bin-collection
For updates on Storm Eunice, please visit www.stroud.gov.uk and our social media channels: