Aberdeen council bosses claim they will not be “resting on their laurels” despite managing to combat a shortage of bin lorry drivers.
The driver of a Glasgow bin lorry which killed six people when it careered out of control days before Christmas has spoken out ahead of the fifth anniversary of the incident.
A drive to recruit bin lorry drivers in Aberdeen has paid off.
The four-year-old loves refuse trucks so much he even has his own binman’s jacket and insists on taking out a rubbish bag every Thursday.
Aberdeen City Council is relying on agency drivers to keep its waste collections running – with 15 vacancies open for drivers.
Waste and recycling bosses have also revealed they have never been at their full capacity of 64 driver posts for more than three years.
Bin collections in the city were missed – due to a lack of drivers working over the Christmas period.
A £1.2 million fleet of eight bin lorries has taken to the streets as changes to Aberdeen’s waste and recycling services got under way.
A WOMAN today said she is "absolutely devastated" after council workers threw her cat's body in to a bin lorry.