Brown bin service suspended in Hinckley for a week as collection crew told to self-isolate

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 23 July 2021

HINCKLEY AND Bosworth Borough Council have announced that garden waste collections will be temporarily halted for one week.

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The service, which sees brown-lidded bins collected, has been suspended for a weeks’ time, because of the rising numbers of waste drivers and crew being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace and a national shortage of HGV drivers.

It has been suspended starting today (23 July) through to next Friday (30 July).

The Borough Council hope that the move will ensure that all residential and recycling bin rounds will be able to be completed in full as normal.

Other Councils across the country have had to take similar decisions after being faced with a similar position.

Cllr. Bill Crooks, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Street Scene Services, said: “Unfortunately a significant number of our waste collection crews have received notification from the NHS test and trace service to self-isolate, this alongside isolation due to family members contracting coronavirus means that it will not be possible to deploy a full collection service.

“This is not a decision taken lightly and those affected will have their garden service extended by one week to cover this disruption.

“These are exceptional circumstances and I would like to thank residents for their patience.”

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