Mechanical crews were scheduled to “work through the night to restore more garbage trucks into service” this weekend.

This after the Ministry of Public Works Waste Management Section advised residents yesterday (Dec 30) that they are “currently experiencing delays in collecting garbage this weekend due to mechanical failures in several collections vehicles”.

A Government spokesperson said: “Garbage that is not collected on Saturday, December 31, will be collected on Monday, January 2, 2023.

“If garbage is not collected on Saturday, residents are encouraged to secure their waste and place it outside again on Monday morning (Jan 2).

“Residents are also encouraged to utilise the Tynes Bay Public Drop Off, which will be open from 7am to 7pm on Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1.

“Additionally, the Drop Off will be open from 9am to 12pm on Monday, January 2.

“The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience asks for the public’s continued patience as collection crews work over the holiday period.”