Some parts of Angus have seen delays to their waste and recycling bin collections in recent weeks following staff shortages due to COVID-19 absences.
Angus Council spokesperson said: “Unfortunately like most service providers across the country we have experienced staff shortages due to COVID-19. We are doing our best to empty litter bins and collect kerbside waste and recycling bins on time and would like to thank residents in the affected areas for their patience.
“If we miss your collection, please visit our Missed Bins webpage after 4.30pm for details of known household missed bin routes. If your collection is not made, we aim to return within two working days in towns, and three working days in rural areas. If this is not possible, we will return as soon as we can. This may be the next scheduled collection.”
Communities Convener, Councillor Mark Salmond said: “Over the last 18 months our recycling and waste teams have been providing the full kerbside service expected by our residents almost uninterrupted, even with the increased absences and health and safety measures we have in place. I applaud the hard work of all waste staff who have continued to work during the pandemic.
“Angus is no different to other areas across the country and we are experiencing staff shortages. The result is that we are not managing to make all collections on the scheduled day in some areas, and these are sometimes spilling over to the following day. Thank you for bearing with us in this difficult time.”