Winter information

Tamworth Borough Council 

  • For general information or to report an issue outside of office hours, this website is available 24/7. We also have an app that you can download onto your smartphone. For more information visit our council app page .
  • Wates provide repairs for all our council houses. To report any issues please call Freephone 0800 1830044. This number is also for out-of-hours enquiries. 

Bin collections

Please refer to the collections calendar that was posted to you. There are no planned changes to winter bin collections. However, if the roads become too snowy or icy for vehicle access, updates will be posted on our website. 

Monday 11th December: Unfortunately due to the continuing snow and icy conditions all collections have been suspended today. The underfoot conditions are too hazardous to allow safe collections to be undertaken. The collection conditions will continue to be assessed and we will endeavour to clear the back log this week. 

Please accept our apologies for any disruption this will cause. 

If you can ensure your bins are back out tomorrow and keep your eye on the website for any service updates.  

  • Extra recycling will be taken as long as it is presented in carrier bags next to your blue bin. 
  • Real Christmas trees can be recycled at local Recycling centres / tip or chopped up and placed in your green bin.

Gas and Electricity

Severe winter weather can increase the chance of your gas and electricity supply being disrupted. The Be Winter Ready campaign by the UK's gas and electricity networks gives the following advice:

  • Know your free emergency numbers. In a power cut dial 105 or for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home. Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Contact your gas or electricity network to find out more. Visit to find out who your network operator is.
  • Keep your eyes open. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

School closures

The decision to close a school is made by the Headteacher. Updates on school closures can be found on Staffordshire County Council's website where you can also sign up for alerts.


Staffordshire County Council are responsible for gritting the streets. You can find their interactive gritting route map on their website.

Flood warnings

Please check our flooding page for information.


Stay well this winter with advice from the NHS:


Further winter advice can be found on the Staffordshire Prepared website