Waste collections will be suspended in the Borough of Boston from tomorrow (Wednesday 27th January) due to Covid-related staff absences.

A number of our waste crews are now either self-isolating or poorly due to Covid-19.

As a result it is necessary for the service to be suspended until Monday, February 1, 2021, to allow our workforce to recover and to prevent further spread of the virus.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Those households affected by the disruption this week can present any accumulated side waste in black refuse sacks alongside their green household bins on their next scheduled green bin collection. From Monday, February 1, 2021, waste collections are anticipated to continue as normal.

Assistant Director for Operations at the Council, Victoria Burgess, said: “Over the past couple of days it has proved a real challenge to keep the service going with a number of rounds having not been completed due to staff absences.  With more crews off again today we needed to take action now and suspending the service is the only realistic option available to us to keep everyone safe – something we’ve worked hard to avoid.    Our workforce has done an amazing job over the past year and they’ve received much praise from the community and are grateful for your continued good wishes.”

Working with partners Lincolnshire County Council have agreed to extend their open days at the Household Recycling Centre on Bittern Way for the disposal of black-bagged general waste and recycling only. The two extra days of opening are Wednesday and Thursday of this week and next, between the hours of 8am and 4pm. Please do not take any garden waste. To access one of these slots please book at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip

Please keep an eye on the Council’s website – www.bostonuk.com – and social media channels, as well as local media, for updates.