Service update: Monday 14 June Nick Cater June 14, 2021 featured news Monday 14 June – Somerset is still having some delays to waste collections despite extra effort by many crews today and over the weekend. Crews worked throughout Saturday in considerable heat, picking up almost all the outstanding collections, leaving a few to be completed today and Tuesday in Taunton and parts of the south and west of the county. The main reason for disruption is a major nationwide driver shortage, coupled with local difficulties securing agency staff. SWP’s collection contractor, SUEZ, has drafted in additional drivers from elsewhere in its operations for the coming weeks. However, unexpectedly high levels of sickness absence today has led to delays, in South Somerset villages, and parts of Taunton, Frome and Minehead. These will be collected on Tuesday. SWP sincerely apologises for this disruption and asks for your patience as we work with our contractor to bring out services back on track in this tough period.