Update on Cheshire bin collections and tip openings on day of Queen’s funeral

Cheshire councils make announcement over service changes due to Bank Holiday

Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East councils have both provided an update on waste collection services on the day of the Queen’s funeral. Monday (September 19) has been declared a Bank Holiday as the nation mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that all kerbside waste and recycling collections will not take place on the day of the funeral. Monday collections will now be brought forward to Saturday (September 17).

However, Cheshire East Council has announced that household bin collections will continue as normal – although the borough’s household waste recycling centres will shut as a mark of respect.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council on the other hand will keep its household waste recycling centres in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford open on Monday to offer residents the opportunity to continue to use the service. The sites in Tattenhall, Neston, Frodsham and Northwich will close.

Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, said: “At this very sad time, on the National Day of Mourning, we feel it is right thing to change our waste and recycling arrangements for that one day as the nation observes the funeral of Her Majesty. The change in schedule will give our waste staff an opportunity to mourn the passing of the Queen, should they choose to do so.

“Residents who normally have their waste collected on Mondays are asked to put out their waste two days earlier and we are writing to all of the affected households to let them know. We are also announcing this one-off, exceptional change via our website and our social media channels.

“We hope this won’t inconvenience any residents and can assure everyone that the service returns to the usual schedule for the remainder of next week.”