Published Friday, 13 August 2021
People living in Groby, Ratby and Earl Shilton may not receive a garden waste (brown lidded bin) collection next week due to ongoing staff shortages.
Garden waste collections are still going ahead in all areas of the borough next week, however the council warns that it only has sufficient drivers available to complete around 75% of the rounds in Groby and Ratby on Monday (16 August) and in Earl Shilton on Thursday (19 August) which will result in some garden waste collections being missed. Any garden waste not collected next week cannot be collected until the next scheduled collection days in two weeks’ time.
Matthew Bowers, Director (Environment & Planning) at the Borough Council said:
Unfortunately due to the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers and driver/crew sickness we don’t have sufficient staff available to complete all rounds next week. We apologise to all those customers affected, and assure anyone affected their subscription will be extended to cover this disruption. Once again we thank you for your patience at this difficult time.
Residents living in Groby, Ratby and Earl Shilton are urged to present their garden waste bins as usual and the available crews will endeavour to service as many bins as possible. All other refuse and recycling collections in the borough will be completed as usual.
Residents are reminded that the recycling centres are open and residents do not need an appointment to attend.
Vacancy details for drivers and crew can be found on our website.