Social distancing now greatest cause of waste disruption in UK

Social distancing is now the greatest cause of collection and disposal waste disruptions in England, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority (LA) impacts survey, as most authorities continue to report greater than usual levels of waste collected.
The effects of social distancing are the greatest reported cause for disruption to collection and disposal services, highlighted by 37 per cent of LAs and 35 per cent respectively.

This has overtaken staff absences due to self-isolation as the greatest reported cause; in disposal services this factor has dropped by 50 per cent since 30 March to 13 per cent, and in collection services was identified as a factor for 34 per cent of LAs.