Angus Council has apologised to residents in Carnoustie and Monifieth who have not had their bins emptied on time.
The local authority said the latest round couldn’t be completed because of a “problem with the collection in the area.”
Residents were urged to continue to leave their bins out and they will be collected as soon as possible with breakdowns and absences being blamed for the delay.
A council spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately due to a combination of breakdowns and staff absence, a knock-on effect has occurred meaning we are playing catch-up on a number of rounds.”
Residents reported bins have been collected in Monifieth this morning, two days later than scheduled.
However, it is believed the knock-on effect may have led to delays further up the county with mixed recycling bins in Leysmill reported to have been collected a day late.
The apology to residents in Carnoustie, Monifieth and the surrounding area was posted on social media by Angus Council.
One resident claimed it was the second consecutive month that his green bin had not been collected, adding: “What is the true problem?”
However, the council spokeswoman responded and said there “did not appear” to be a consistent problem in the area certainly not for two months.
She urged him to get in touch to discuss his concerns.
Last year, we reported an annual tally of 20,000 missed bin collections in Courier Country had been branded a disgrace.
Taxpayer Scotland hit out at the results of the Courier investigation and called for councils to be hit in the pocket.
In Angus there were 2,405 missed collections from 54,000 homes in 2013-14 compared to 2,632 the previous year.
The council’s new kerbside system was introduced last year to help people recycle more materials at home.