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Cabinet member thanks refuse crews

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Dudley’s Council’s recycling boss has thanked her hard-working team for playing their role in keeping waste and recycling collections going during the pandemic.

The council continues to offer a full service despite ongoing staffing issues due to Covid-19.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member responsible for waste care, said:

We are sorry that some of our residents may have been affected by delayed waste and recycling collections over the last week.
A combination of significantly increased recycling and household waste over the Christmas period, recent weather conditions and staffing issues due to COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays for some of our residents.
Our team have been working exceptionally hard to catch up with the backlog and volunteering to work additional hours where they can, this means we have now caught up with our refuse collections.
Recycling collections are also expected to be back to normal by the middle of next week. People are welcome to take recycling back in and place it out on their next scheduled collection if they prefer not to leave it on the kerbside.

Residents can also report missed collections and find details of collections at

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