A severe staffing shortage in the council’s waste and recycling crews are causing missed collections and delays in emptying litter bins and banks at community recycling sites.

In a statement issued earlier this week,Powys County Council cabinet member Jackie Charlton urged residents to remain patient as the authority attempts to keep its disruption to a minimum.

“We understand that missed or delayed collections can be very frustrating to everyone, including our crews, residents, and commercial customers but please be assured that we’re working hard to keep the service going as effectively as possible,” she said.


Cllr Charlton said that the council are actively recruiting additional staff to help relieve the pressures on the current team.

“We would encourage anyone looking for a job in their local area to consider applying to become part of our team,” she said.

“It’s important to us to employ local people and we would especially welcome applications from women wanting to take advantage of the good work-life balance.

"As well as friendly and committed colleagues, you will also have the satisfaction of helping the council to become a top preforming recycling authority and contributing to the county’s climate change agenda.”

For more information on Powys County Council's recruitment drive, visit


Residents are advised to keep an eye on the councils Powys Recycles social media pages and the council website for any updates to collection arrangements.