Acute staffing issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak means bin collections in the Derbyshire Dales have been further impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Derbyshire Dales District Council announced on Tuesday that staff absences due to self-isolation measures meant garden waste collections would be suspended from Friday – but green waste is now suspended with immediate effect.
Some scheduled recycling collections also didn’t happen on Wednesday as bin crews prioritised general household waste collections.
The District Council does not have the resources to return for any garden and food waste collections missed to date this week.
Food waste will now be collected fortnightly - with household waste - rather than weekly.
Dales residents are being warned to expect further disruptions as the council’s contractor Serco have adopted the Government’s social distancing
guidelines, meaning two rather than the usual three staff on each truck.
A full list of service changes due to the coronavirus outbreak is being updated regularly at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/coronavirus