Peterborough bin crews working extra hours after green bin collections delayed by staff shortages

Green bin collections in Peterborough have been delayed due to staff shortages - as crews work extra hours to catch up.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 10:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 12:28 pm
There are delays to bin collections in the city

The teams are currently focusing on collecting black and brown bins in the city, but are working overtime to make sure all bins are emptied as quickly as possible.

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A spokesman for Aragon Direct Services said: “Due to staff shortages we are currently experiencing some disruption to our refuse collection services. This may result in a delay in the collection of green recycling bins as we prioritise the collection of black and brown bins. Our crews are working additional hours to meet demand and will collect your recycling the next working day, please put any excess recycling into clear bags and leave this out with your green bin. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.”

A Peterborough City Council spokesperson said: “Staff shortages are a combination of an increase in the number of colleagues being ‘pinged’ by test and trace and we are also being affected by the nationwide shortage of LGV drivers.”