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Main Content: Bins out before lights out! - 06/06/2012 12:51
Bin collections could happen as early as 5am during the Olympic period
Residents in Tower Hamlets may see a slight change to the times of collections for their waste and recycling during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as the council prepares for the challenges if will face during this period.
Transports for London's Olympic Route Network (ORN) will have a significant impact on how residents, business , visitors and council services more around the borough during the Games. The ORN will see certain roads or lanes closed and turnings restricted causing increased journey times.
As a result of these restrictions, from mid-July collections may start at 5am if necessary for waste, recycling and food waste services. The day of collection will not be changing.
Jamie Blake, Service Head of the Public Realm at Tower Hamlets Council said "As far as possible, we are working to ensure the collection times will remain the same for residents during the Games.
We will be monitoring the situation and if congestion causes major problems we may need to introduce the earlier collection times in an effort to remove recycling and waste as efficiently as possible".
Residents will be able to find out up to date information about waste and recycling services during the Games at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/recycling or by calling 020 7364 5004.
A copy of the "Bins out before lights out" poster can be downloaded below.