Southampton glass collections cancelled over staff shortages

A NUMBER of glass recycling collections across Southampton have been cancelled for the second time this week.

According to the city council, this is due to the current national shortage of drivers.  

This comes after the sets in parts of the Itchen and Sholing ward were omitted on Monday, October 25. 

Glass recycling collections have been cancelled for the rest of the week to ensure crews can nevertheless collect household waste and recycling. 

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Cabinet member for customer service and transformation, Cllr Rob Harwood, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We’re doing all we can to provide city wide daily waste and recycling collections as normal.

“We expect our long-term driver recruitment plan will provide a return to normal scheduled collections in the near future.

“We’d like to thank residents for their patience during this time and would encourage the use of recycling edges wherever possible.”

Here are the areas that will be affected and when. 

Wednesday, October 27 

sets have been omitted in the above areas in Portswood, Highfield, Portswood Park, Bevois Mount and near Bevois Town.

Roads in Hampton Park and near Highfield, close to the University of Southampton will not have glass collections today.

Thursday, October 28

Collections will not take place in the above roads in Upper Shirley tomorrow. 

Roads in Coxford, Old Shirley and Aldermoor will not have a glass collection on Thursday.

Friday, October 30

Roads in Millbrook and Freemantle wil be affected on Friday.

The council has said it is busy recruiting new drivers to new posts produced to “relieve pressure” on collections in the future.

Glass recycling edges are located around the city and are being collected as normal.

Their locations can be found here: southampton.gov.uk/bins-recycling/recycling/recycling-edges/

 



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