Last updated 29 January 2013 at 9:10am
Today our waste and recycling crews will concentrate on the normal Tuesday round and will add in extra resource to try and catch up on the missed bins from last Tuesday.
On Wednesday, they will do a normal Wednesday round. As Wednesday is our biggest and busiest day, it's unlikely we will be able to clear the backlog in one day. We therefore plan on sending out extra resources on Thursday and Friday to catch up on the properties that have been missed.
This should mean we will be fully caught up by Friday.
We will continue to provide updates throughout the week.
Please share with with friends, family and neighbours not online.
Roads and Winter Maintenance Update
While Torfaen staff have been spreading grit a special guest has been spreading the word on how the council operates during the extreme winter weather. View our latest snow video on www.youtube.com
View the gritting routes on the My Torfaen area of the website.
Enter your postcode > select My Maps > select Transport.
Clearing snow and ice from pavements
There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. Advice and information is available on www.gov.uk
Frozen Pipes - Top Tips from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
How to prevent pipes from freezing:
Make sure you know the location of your stop tap so you can reach it quickly in an emergency (TIP: It's often under the kitchen sink).
Keep an eye out for frozen pipes, bursts or leaks.
Fix dripping taps – a gentle trickle of water can freeze and completely block the pipe
Keep your heating on low if leaving premises empty.
Make sure any exposed pipes are wrapped or lagged.
What to do if pipes freeze:
Find your stop tap and turn it off.
Turn on nearby cold taps, to allow the water to escape when it thaws.
Don't turn hot taps on until the central heating is switched off.
Move things that might be damaged if the pipe bursts when the water thaws.
Apply a hot water bottle or hot wet towel to a frozen pipe.
If you notice a leak after thawing, turn off the stop tap and call a plumber.
If you are unsure of anything at any time, call a certified plumber.
For further information visit www.dwrcymru.com
Last Modified: 30/01/2013
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