BASILDON Council has confirmed waste collection services will take place one day later than usual as a result of the Easter weekend. 

Refuse and recycling collections due to take place on Good Friday will be moved to Saturday while all collections next week will be one day later than usual due to there being no service on Easter Monday.

Changes to rubbish collections, at a glance 

Friday, April 10 - Saturday, April 11 

Monday, April 13 - Tuesday,  April 14 

Tuesday,  April 14 - Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 16

Thursday, April 16 - Friday, April 17 

Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18 

David Harrison, chairman of Basildon Council’s Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee, said: “I want to personally thank our frontline council staff who are doing a tremendous job in maintaining essential refuse and cleansing services across the borough at this difficult time.

"They continue to do their part, and are helping us all pull through the coronavirus pandemic – whilst making sure the borough remains clean and tidy for all of us.

“Please make sure you do your part by only leaving out waste in the right container, on the correct collection day, and keep hold of bulky items until we are able to resume our bulky waste collection service.”

Gavin Callaghan, Leader of Basildon Council, said: “I want to thank everyone in Basildon who has stepped up, done their part, and is helping us all pull through the coronavirus pandemic – including our NHS workers and council staff who are maintaining essential services and keeping the council running.

“They’re working hard to ensure that disruption to essential services such as waste collection is kept to a minimum, while following public health guidance to protect the public and staff against infection from coronavirus.

“Residents can reach the council outside of Good Friday and Easter Monday via our specialised Community Hub email or phone line: or 01268 533 333 - and selecting Option 1 immediately.

“Most people have been respecting the need to slow the spread of coronavirus, using parks responsibly, going outside only where necessary, and helping each other in a multitude of ways.

“Thank you for following the government guidance on social distancing and, where appropriate, self-isolation.

"Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.”