Waste collections update - 24/03/21

Updated 26/03/21

The changes to the waste collections arrangements are now starting to bed in with almost all general waste, green bags and food waste collected on the scheduled day of collection.

However, we currently have 22 drivers absent due to sickness and COVID related issues such as shielding and self-isolating, and a requirement for staff to take leave and as a result we have taken the decision to divert some crews away from garden waste collections, which means garden waste collections will be delayed. Please leave your garden waste out for collection and we will catch-up as soon as we can.

There have also been some delays to bulky collections and hygiene collections and again we ask that you please leave this waste out for collection.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
For the past 12 months, our neighbourhood recycling crews have been working flat out right the way through the pandemic. This has meant many staff have been unable to take leave as they normally would, due to the numbers needing to shield or self-isolate over that period, and as a responsible employer the Council has a duty to ensure staff take some time off.