Basingstoke and Deane has provided an update:
The temporary decision to reduce waste collections to fortnightly will be reviewed mid-July to determine if the weekly service can be brought back yet.
Together with waste contractor Serco, the borough council will assess if weekly waste collections can resume with an aim to set a date for the service to start if the outcome is positive.
As staffing levels have began to stabilise during the pandemic, the council has staggered the return of services with those requiring the fewest staff brought back online first.
The fortnightly garden waste service, which has over 12,000 customers signed up, started on Monday 15 June for existing customers. This followed the reintroduction of the council’s bulky waste collection service and deliveries of bins and glass containers in May.
Waste collections, which have the biggest impact on staffing, will be reviewed mid-July following the completion of two garden waste collections.
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