The crews have been catching up with the rounds and have prioritised the brown bins to avoid possible smell problems in the extremely hot weather.
We believe around 90 per cent of the brown bins have been collected.
We are pulling out all the stops to try to get this cleared and will have teams out tomorrow to tackle the recycling bins that are still outstanding – although as staff are also being deployed in other locations, such as Ocean City Sounds, we cannot guarantee that all the recycling will be collected. We will have crews out again on Saturday.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused our residents but our crews are working extremely hard to catch up and we will update people tomorrow.
We have had the manufacturers down to assess the vehicles and have also had another assessor carrying out a separate, independent review of the vehicles to make sure there are no further issues. The safety of our crews and our residents has to be our top priority.