Sefton council cannot collect refuse at the moment because the places where they take waste to for disposal cannot take any more rubbish. The council deals with collecting refuse and the vehicles then go to two “tip” sites – Foul Lane, Southport and Gillmoss, Liverpool – where they unload.
All Sefton’s waste is then dealt with by a private contractor, Veolia, which manages the “tips” for the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, the body responsible for getting rid of all the waste collected in the region.
EVERYTHING IS BACKING UP – NO MORE ROOM
The refuse is taken onwards by Veolia for burying at a landfill site near Warrington. But this is effectively closed because of the conditions. The whole operation is therefore backing up. Both Foul Lane and Gillmoss cannot store any more of the waste collected by Sefton.
Sefton refuse lorries were out yesterday (Tues) collecting. But they now have nowhere to unload. The vehicles are now stranded in the council depots completely full of rubbish and so, of course, cannot go out again until the vehicles have been emptied.
The private contractor that collects the green recycling boxes has had to stop all operations because of the risks to the collection teams.