COUNCILS in the region have updated residents about their usual bin collection dates ahead of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Despite many collections being done on Thursdays and Fridays, the council will still collect waste on both Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3. 

On Friday, June 3, when a small number of roads will be closed due to planned street parties, binmen will aim to collect all bins along these roads early in the morning ahead of closures. 

A notice from Durham County Council reads: “Bin collections will take place as normal across the Jubilee weekend but, due to the additional bank holidays, crews may not be able to reach all households. If your bin is missed, please leave it out for collection.

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If it has not been collected by 5pm on Monday, May 6, please leave it out for collection on your next normal collection day.

Members of the public are being encouraged to donate any surplus non-perishable food items left over from Platinum Jubilee parties to food banks. “

The majority of scheduled street closures due to take place to accommodate street parties will take place on Sunday, June 5, the timing of which therefore minimises disruption to the council’s services. 

To see a full list of road closures for street parties during the four-day Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, click here.  


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