Breckland bin collection rounds back on track following delays
- Credit: IAN BURT
Bin collection rounds are back on track in Breckland after crews spent the weekend catching up.
Delays in the district have been frequent in recent weeks due to a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers.
The ongoing saga came to a head last week as some residents reported waiting several days for their bins to be collected.
But, as before, rounds continued over the weekend in a bid to avoid a knock-on effect into the new week.
And on Monday, Breckland Council confirmed refuse teams had caught up and said the normal collection schedule had resumed.
A number of bin lorry drivers employed by Serco, Breckland's waste contractor, have quit in recent weeks due to a disparity in pay compared to agency workers.
Serco has explained that temporary recruits do not have the same benefits package or job security as permanent employees.
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In response to the ongoing driver shortage, the company has said it is working on a "new deal" for its own staff.
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