Shepshed’s household waste and recycling centre will not be able to open this Saturday (April 2) because of staff shortages.
Infection and illness, coupled with the continuing difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff, means there will not be enough staff available to operate the Hathern Road site on 2 April, so Leicestershire County Council has regrettably decided to keep it closed for the day.
The one-day closure is planned for Saturday only and the Shepshed site will re-open as normal from next Thursday (7 April).
A county council spokesperson said: “Coronavirus rates are very high at the moment in the community because of the new variant and that affects county council staff as it does anyone else.
“Our staff have been working very hard to keep our waste sites open when possible throughout the pandemic and keep any disruption to the service to a minimum but staff shortages remain a continuing issue.
“There will be a single day’s closure at Shepshed and we would like to thank people for their understanding and patience.”
Alternative sites are available at Loughborough and Lount.
The latest information on waste site opening times is available on the county council website and people planning a trip to dispose of rubbish are urged to check it before they set off.