Preston City Council announces bin collections will be earlier on Monday and Tuesday due to potential heatwave

With the weather looking to get even hotter next week, the Council has made an unusal announcement.

By Aimee Seddon
Friday, 15th July 2022, 4:04 pm
Updated Friday, 15th July 2022, 4:05 pm

Bin collections across Preston will be earlier on Monday and Tuesday next week, due to the hot weather that has been forecast, Preston City Council has announced.

Taking to Twitter this afternoon, the Council said: “NOTICE - Change to bin collections to support working conditions for refuse collectors during upcoming very hot weather.

“On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July only, bin collections will start at the earlier time of 6AM to reflect the cooler temperatures at the start of the day.

Preston bin collections will start at the earlier time of 6am next week. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

“Please be aware that you should have your bin out for 6am - it is ok to leave it out overnight if you wish - as many collections will take place significantly earlier than you may be used to.

"With possible record temperatures affecting the country, we are keen to ensure drivers and refuse collectors are as weather safe as possible. Our crews are also being provided with cold drinks.”

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Currently, the weather forecast for Preston next week predicts highs of 31 celsius on Monday July 18), and 35 celsius on Tuesday (July 19).

An amber warning for extreme heat is in place for all of Lancashire from Monday, through to 11.59pm on Tuesday, including in Preston, Kirkham, Blackpool, Burnley and Blackburn.

Temperatures are forecast to be at their highest between 1pm and 7pm on both days.

Meanwhile, the Met Office's highest warning, red, meaning there is a risk to life, covers part of Lancashire including Leyland, Blackburn, Darwen and Bacup.