From Monday 26th July, as a temporary emergency measure, we’re asking residents to mix their food waste in their usual waste (grey) bin or black sacks. To help prevent animals ripping open sacks in search of food waste, residents on sack rounds can put their usual food caddy out alongside your refuse sacks if you wish, but food inside the caddy does need to be contained within a sealed bag.

We apologise again for the current situation. Sadly we're far from being the only local authority to feel the impact on crews of Covid isolations as well as the acknowledged effect on scheduled collections of a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers, which has been described by the Road Haulage Association as being of "catastrophic proportions".

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