Teams from Gedling Borough Council’s leisure services have stepped in to help out on bin rounds across the borough after the coronavirus outbreak caused staff shortages that threatened to impact collections.
The staff volunteered to take on new roles with the council’s Waste and Parks and Street Care teams and help ensure collections could go ahead.
A council spokesman said: “Some leisure officers were trained this week and are out on bin collection rounds right now. More are training and will be in new roles soon.”
Bin rounds have continued across the borough as normal over recent days, with only glass collections being put on hold until normal service can be resumed.
The leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We’re currently operating our refuse collections as normal but there has been some disruption to glass box and garden waste collections as a result of staff shortages.
“We’re retraining and redeploying staff from other departments to make sure we continue to provide the service and we’ll be reviewing this on a daily basis.