HOUSEHOLDS whose rubbish went uncollected last week can put out extra sacks for disposal, Harrow Council has said.
Some routes were missed due to the adverse weather and so those residents affected can leave out up to two additional rubbish sacks alongside their wheelie bins on their usual collection day next week for the binmen.
The authority confirmed collections are now running according to the revised Christmas and New Year schedule publicised on bin hangers, on the council’s website and in the press.
Councillor Phillip O'Dell (Labour), portfolio holder for environment and community safety, said: “We appreciate how frustrating the delay in collections can be but I hope residents will understand that it was simply not possible for us to collect during the exceptionally bad weather.
“Collections are now being made according to the revised schedule for Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately it has not been possible to collect all the refuse we missed last week as this would mean a delay in getting collections back to normal.
"Instead, crews have been instructed to collect up to two extra sacks of waste from each home affected.
“Residents can of course use the Waste, Refuse and Recyling Centre, in Wealdstone, if they have any urgent rubbish to dispose of.
“I’d like to thank residents for their patience and reassure them we’re doing all we can to get collections back to normal.”
Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the Waste, Refuse and Recycling Centre in Forward Drive while branches and trunks up to 10cm in diameter can be put in the brown bin.