Waste and recycling collections will take place a day later than usual across Tewkesbury Borough next week, due to the August Bank Holiday Monday.

In recent weeks, the council’s waste and recycling contractor, Ubico, has felt the pressure of the national driver shortage, but so far, due to careful planning and the dedication of collection crews, household collections across Tewkesbury Borough have remained unaffected. However, with the bank holiday on the horizon, crews will join many other workers in taking a much-deserved day off.

On Monday, 30 August, there will be no household waste or recycling collections. Instead, catch up collections will run from Tuesday, 31 August through to Saturday, 4 September. Normal collections will begin again on Monday, 6 September.

Anyone who is unsure of their collection day can find out by visiting: tewkesbury.gov.uk/recycling

Usual collection day: Monday / Bank holiday collection day: Tuesday, 31 August

Usual collection day: Tuesday / Bank holiday collection day: Wednesday, 1 September

Usual collection day: Wednesday / Bank holiday collection day: Thursday, 2 September

Usual collection day: Thursday / Bank holiday collection day: Friday, 3 September

Usual collection day: Saturday / Bank holiday collection day: Saturday, 4 September

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank officers and crews for their hard work and dedication to keeping bin collection services running for our residents. The national driver shortage has brought with it challenges that have made it difficult to run services in the usual way, but crews have been flexible and willing to go the extra mile in order to keep services as unaffected as possible. On behalf of residents across the borough – thank you.”