COUNCIL bosses have thanked residents in Thurrock as waste collections are still not fully operational.

Due to strikes, waste services and collections have been adversely affected for several weeks, and workers are still attempting to catch up.

Thurrock Council has thanked now residents for their patience.

Bosses warned it is still not possible to collect all bins on their normal day as crews deal with extra waste which has built up over the last few weeks.


Andrew Jefferies, councillor in charge of the environment, said: “I would like to thank residents for bearing with us as our crews work hard to get bin collections fully back to their normal schedule.

"We expect to be completely up to date and back on track from Monday June 7 onwards.

”Please put your blue and green or grey bin out for collection on the usual day and our crews will collect it as soon as they can.”

Household collections are expected to return to normal from June 7, when collections of brown bins every two weeks will also resume.

Until then, residents are advised to put their blue and green or grey bin out for collection on the normal day and leave them out until waste has been taken.

Temporary waste drop-off sites are now closed.