Trash collection delays continue
A backlog of garbage is still being tackled by waste management staff after the trash truck fleet was hit with mechanical issues.
The Ministry of Public Works advised that there were four trucks running as of Friday afternoon – with an additional two trucks re-entering service over the weekend.
Residents were encouraged to use the Tynes Bay public drop-off to dispose of household waste, recycled hazardous materials such as paints and pesticides, and bulky items.
A ministry spokeswoman said additional maintenance support would be on the island “in the coming days” to help with repairs and get more vehicles back in service.
The ministry apologised to the public for any inconvenience, and will issue further updates as they become available.