SODC and Biffa are suffering from staff shortages, but they are trying to keep the bin collections going as normally as possible.
Their advice is:
· If the bins in your street are not emptied, please leave them out for up to three days (including weekends) and we’ll try to catch up. If still not emptied, bring them back in and we will empty them on the next planned collection day.
· We are working with Biffa to prioritise critical waste services. To help us with this plan we have suspended some non-essential services, including new bulky waste bookings, new garden waste subscriptions and investigating abandoned vehicles.
· We urge people to sort their waste carefully – food in food waste bins, rubbish in black bins and clean, dry, loose recycling in their green recycling bins.
· We’re also recommending residents wash their hands before and after taking the bins out to practice good hygiene for themselves and our bin crews.’