VALE of Glamorgan Council issue notice on delays to garden waste collections.
They said: “We are currently experiencing some difficulty providing cover to HGV driving roles within our garden waste collection service.
“As a non-statutory service, garden waste collections take place between March and November each year, and drivers are recruited on a temporary basis from agencies”.
Garden waste should be collected every other week, alternate week to your black bag collection.
“With the current driver shortages our agencies are unable to supply drivers at present,” they added.
“Because of this, there may be some delays to your garden waste collections.
“We understand this can be frustrating, but our teams are working hard to collect your recycling as soon as possible.
“If your recycling is not collected on the scheduled day, please leave at the kerbside for collection.”
The Government has unveiled plans to help tackle Britain’s mounting lorry driver crisis, including easing driver qualification requirements and improved working conditions.
Ministers announced a consultation to allow drivers to take one test to drive both articulated and rigid lorries as part of a package of measures.
The logistics industry is facing an estimated shortfall of around 100,000 HGV drivers due to the pandemic and following Brexit.
Tesco is also offering a £1,000 joining bonus to lorry drivers who join the company before the end of September amid staffing pressures on the UK’s supermarkets.