Garbage truck shortage causes trash collection delays
There will be delays in garbage collection over the next two to three days as an undisclosed number of garbage trucks are out of service, the public works ministry said last night.
A spokesman said the garbage truck problems were due to problems securing critical parts due to supply chain issues and difficulty obtaining overseas specialist support.
He said teams were working as swiftly as possible to return the vehicles to service.
“Members of the public are encouraged to use the Tynes Bay public drop-off for the disposal of household waste, recycling, hazardous materials such as paints and pesticides, and bulky items,” he added.
Recycling will follow the 2022 Garbage and Recycling Schedule and be collected this week on Thursday in the West and on Friday in the East.