Brighton's communal bin trucks both out of action

Posted On 01 Jun 2011 at 12:30 pm

A double whammy has left refuse and recycling staff battling to clear a backlog around Brighton and Hove.

Both of the trucks used to empty communal bins have been out of action since Friday and staff are trying to catch up after the bank holiday weekend.

Brighton and Hove City Council used Twitter to send a tweet headed “Communal bin delays” to hundreds of followers of its recycling and refuse updates.

The tweet said: “Our communal bin vehicles are undergoing urgent repairs today.

“Because of this we are using other vehicles to collect any waste from around the communal street bins.

“As a result there may be some delays here but normal service will resume as quickly as possible.”

Brighton and Hove has more than 700 communal street bins, mainly in the city centre.

One of the trucks left the depot in Hollingdean and returned to action late this morning.

They were also both out of action towards the end of March.

* Follow CityClean, the council’s refuse, recycling and street cleaning service at BHCC Recycling&Refuse @RecyclingRefuse on Twitter.

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