Green waste collections are set to resume in Liverpool after a suspension due to Covid-related staffing shortages.
The council announced earlier in July that green waste collections would face a two week suspension across the city due to a large number of Liverpool Streetscene workers isolating after coming into close contacts with Covid cases.
At one point, a quarter of staff were unavailable for work, making it difficult for the remaining staff to keep up with collections.
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The green waste collections were suspended from July 19, with that suspension due to end on August 2.
In a statement, cabinet member for neighbourhood services Abdul Qadir warned that there may be hiccups with the service as workers resume collections due to expected high demand.
Councillor Qadir said: “We are pleased to confirm that garden waste collections will resume on Monday (2 August).
“Residents should put their green bins out as usual before 6.30am on their scheduled collection day. Due to the break in the service, we are expecting high demand, so the service may not run quite as smoothly at first. If your green bin is not emptied, please leave it out and we will ensure it is collected as soon as possible.
“If you’re not sure of your collection date, head to the city council’s website for all the information you need.”
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