Waste collections will improve... in December and January at least

PUBLISHED: 18:30 06 December 2017

Rubbish collections are expected to improve.

Rubbish collections are expected to improve.

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Waste collections are expected to improve in December and January, the councillor responsible for overseeing the service has said.

There have been a number of missed rubbish collections in recent weeks as the contractor, Biffa, has been short staffed.

Peter Bryant, North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for rubbish collections, said on Monday, 16 workers had called in sick.

However, he said there should be fewer missed collections because green waste will only be collected every four weeks during the winter.

Biffa will also pay its employees a £100 bonus if they do not miss a shift in the busy period during the Christmas break.

Cllr Bryant said: “From now until January, everything should be OK.”

Biffa took over responsibility for waste and recycling collections in February.

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