MEASURES have been put in place to ensure bin collections continue to run smoothly - and crews are as safe as possible while carrying out their work - during the coronavirus crisis.

In light of the Government’s recommendations about social distancing, Wirral Council and Biffa have put together a catch-up plan today, because bin collections had not gone ahead as normal. 

It means collections scheduled for collection today instead being collected tomorrow.

A council spokesperson said: "In order for Biffa to catch up with missed collections, they will be adopting the following working schedule for the rest of this week."

"If your collection should have been today your collection will now take place tomorrow.

"If you were one of those households affected, leave your bin at the usual collection point, or take it in and make sure to put it tomorrow at 7am." 

The advice for Wirral residents is, as follows:

  • If your collections normally take place on Tuesday, it will now take place on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • If planned for Wednesday, it will take place on Wednesday or Thursday
  • If normally on Thursday, your collection will take place on Thursday or Friday.
  • If your bin is normally emptied on Friday, it will take place on Friday or Saturday.
  • Please leave your bin out at 7am on your normal scheduled day.

A Council spokesperson said: "Crews will be working to different schedules, so this is really important so that you don’t miss the collection.

"If your bin is not emptied on your normal day, please leave it out at the normal collection point for collection the following day.

"Your patience and understanding is appreciated at this time. Crews are continuing to work at great personal risk to themselves and their families.

"Residents are reminded that crews cannot take any waste that does not fit in their wheelie bin with the lid fully closed – no side waste will be taken."