Everyone will have suffered as EDDC contractors failed to collect refuse over this very busy period. EDDC claimed that they were doing their best to catch up with refuse collection, which had suffered due to the very bad weather. BUT it was known that a) the car park at their Headquarters had been treated with grit or salt and b) their offices were closed for the whole of the holiday period. Clearly they had their own priorities when it came to dealing with the bad weather. It was also known that the contractors at the Recycling Centre in Exmouth were working in between Christmas and New Year.