Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 July 2021
THE COLLECTION service for brown-lidded bins has been suspended for another week, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have confirmed.
This marks the second week that the garden waste bins will not be collected by the Borough Council’s collection crew.
It has been suspended again due to a rise in the number of collection crew and waste drivers being contacted by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, as well as a national shortage of HGV drivers and a number of waste crew being off sick.
The suspension of the service will continue tomorrow (30 July), through to 5 August inclusive.
But, plans are in place to have the service re-instated from 6 August.
The move will hopefully ensure that all black bins and blue-lidded bins will be completed in full as per usual.
Similar decisions have been taken by other local Councils across the country who have been challenged with a similar position.
The annual fee charged for the service will be extended to cover the disruption and each resident will receive an additional week added to their subscription service.
Residents have been advised that the local recycling centres are open and can be visited without booking an appointment in advance, if they need to dispose of any green waste.
Caroline Roffey, Head of Street Scene Services said: “The crews are working incredible hard in difficult times but we hope to be able to re-instate the green waste service from Friday 6 August.
“We are actively advertising for additional waste drivers and crew and would urge anyone interested in these posts to give our team a call on Tel. 01455 255959.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience.”