Leicestershire council has 3 of its household waste & recycling centres will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to staff shortages.
Staff shortages hit Leicestershire HWRCs
Leicestershire county council has said three of its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to driver and staff shortages.
On 16th August, the council announced that its sites in in Bottesford, Somerby and Shepshed will temporarily closed as the council is facing significant staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a national shortage of lorry drivers.
Residents were instead asked to visit one of the other eleven recycling centres across the county.
Now, the council has said that the sites are still closed, stating that the council is working hard to recruit staff both on-site and HGV drivers.
Meanwhile, Leicestershire county council also announced this week that its HWRC in Oadby has currently run out of capacity to accept wood. This comes as wood recyclers have reported that they have been receiving much more material than usual, leading to gate fees rising.
The influx of material comes as some biomass plants, the biggest off-taker for waste wood, have had maintenance periods running longer than planned. Household activity also hasn’t slowed because people continue to undertake DIY work.Hire a Skip today