There are currently large amounts of items for collection so skips are filling quickly and are being uplifted and replaced as required. Large skips cannot be deployed in all areas, due to access restrictions, however we will continue to provide collection facilities to all areas, including the use of collection vehicles when and where appropriate.
As we do this we are speaking to residents to ensure that damaged items can be collected, as in some cases insurances assessors require to be consulted before items are removed. Mechanical sweeping of the streets will commence when flood waters subside.
We would like to reassure residents that we are continuing to make every effort to collect flood damaged items as quickly as possible and are speaking to local people to keep them updated and ensure that items are ready for removal. We expect this operation to take some time to complete.