Waste and Recycling update

Posted on: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Dear residents

I know many of you have been frustrated recently by an increase in missed waste and recycling collections.

I just wish to assure you that action has been taken to resolve issues mostly created by a mix of ageing vehicles and a shortage of drivers/collectors due to covid and challenges in recruitment.

The job market and covid challenges are not unique to Torfaen, but we recently undertook a successful recruitment exercise and I will be pleased to see 12 new staff join us shortly. 

In the short term we will also be utilising garden waste vehicles and tipper vehicles to bolster cardboard and food collections.  Whatever the vehicle, all materials will still be recycled.

I would also like to reiterate my support for our frontline workers and thank them as it has made a tough job, even tougher to complete the daily rounds. 

I really do thank residents for your patience and understanding. 

If you’re interested in working for the council in a variety of roles, visit Job Vacancies | Torfaen County Borough Council

Kind regards

Cllr Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment

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