Put your bins out for collection by 6am

With the Met Office issuing a red extreme weather warning for Monday and Tuesday, West Suffolk Council is asking residents whose bins are due to be emptied on those days, to make sure they are out by 6am.

A West Suffolk Council spokesperson said: “We have reviewed our plans and practices following the red extreme weather warning issued by the Met Office for West Suffolk on Monday and Tuesday.

“We will continue to run services but take common sense steps of following national guidance and making sure staff, especially those working outside, have enough water and breaks.

“This means bin crews going out early to avoid the most extreme temperatures. As such we urge residents to make sure their bins are out to be emptied by 6am.

“We also urge residents to follow NHS and Met Office advice on staying safe and looking out for one another, especially the most vulnerable. We will keep services under review over this time.”

Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils are asking residents to put their bins out the night before on Sunday and Monday so that bin lorries can start their rounds earlier than usual.

A spokesman said: “We are asking residents, where possible, to leave their wheelie bins out the night before their collection day during this heatwave. With hot weather expected for the next week this will allow our crews to start work earlier than usual so they can avoid the hottest temperatures.”

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