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Break-in at Metheringham depot

Break-in at Metheringham depot

Date Published: 07 February 2018

UPDATE: With the help of two extra crews and a dedicated team all bins due to receive a collection today had been emptied, despite the break-in at our depot last night where 28 batteries for the refuse collection vehicles were stolen.

15:30pm

With the help of two extra crews and a dedicated team all bins due to receive a collection today had been emptied, despite the break-in at our depot last night where 28 batteries for the refuse collection vehicles were stolen.

Thank you to the team for making this happen and to our suppliers for enabling us to get the fleet back out on the road as swiftly as possible this morning, ensuring the service could continue with minimal disruption.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Lincolnshire Police.

10am

We have been able to get enough batteries to get our fleet back on the road and all refuse collection vehicles will be on the road by 10.30am.

There will be delays in collections today but we will endeavour to make sure all bins are collected.

Thank you to our suppliers for helping us get this back on track so quickly!

09:30am

There will be delays in bin collections due to take place in North Kesteven today following a break-in at the authority’s depot last night.A total of 28 batteries and connectors were stolen from refuse collection vehicles.

The Council is working with its suppliers to get the lorries back on the road. It is expected that all vehicles will be out by 10.30am.

Councillor Richard Wright, Leader of NKDC, said: “We’re extremely disappointed that someone has done this and disabled the valuable community service.    

“We are working closely with Lincolnshire Police to identify those responsible.   

“We are proud of the response of our team and suppliers in making sure collections still take place today.”