Well here we are January 2022 and finally feeling like we are getting back to some sort of normality, or are we? Recently we have been inundated with calls from residents regarding there bin collection not happening by the council. Many of them believe they have got through to the council only to find they haven’t, which I must admit, also find it very difficult indeed to actually find a number these days that you can call them on.
So, I did a little digging to try and find what the problem was and found this news article.
Bins ‘overflowing’ in parts of England as Covid hits collections
Staff sickness in areas including London, Gloucestershire and Somerset leads to waste services being scaled back.
Bins across parts of England are reportedly “overflowing” with rubbish from the festive period due to Covid-related staff shortages.
London, Manchester, Somerset and Buckinghamshire are among the areas where councillors have warned that bin collections are being scaled back because of staff sickness.
In Enfield, Conservative councillor Stephanos Ioannou said: “I’ve been driving round my ward and seeing bins overflowing and Christmas trees are left outside.”
He said he had received double the number of complaints about missed collections that he would usually receive at this time of year. “Over the Christmas period, usually I get on average 30 emails a week on waste services. I checked my inbox yesterday … and had about 50 or 60.”
Chelmsford city council said 23 members of staff were absent and that three days of food waste collections were cancelled.
North Somerset council, meanwhile, said it was unable to collect 1,000 recycling bins on New Year’s Eve because crews remained “stretched due to staff sickness”. Read on
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