‘A press release earlier this week said ‘South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have taken the difficult decision to activate their business continuity plan and suspend their garden waste collections.’
‘The councils’ bin crews will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections following government guidelines in a bid to reduce the disruption to waste collections.’
Not everybody has got the message. These shots along the Oxford Road in Abingdon were this Saturday morning and the collection should have been Thursday.
There was a delay to the collection of recycled and garden waste two weeks ago.
‘The disruption is due to the ongoing issues of a shortage of HGV drivers who are needed to drive the councils’ waste collection vehicles. This is a national issue, not just affecting the districts.’
It could be down to the need to self-isolate.
The council will review the situation towards the end of August before providing an update.