Rubbish? Not our hero bin crews!

Just Regional
Apr 17, 2020 2 mins read

Waste disposal crews are receiving special praise from residents in Broadland for their role as key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Bin crews have been working tirelessly to ensure that all collections are going ahead with minimal disruption in spite of the extra waste and recycling being produced as residents are asked to remain in their homes.

One resident took to the Broadland District Council’s website to praise them, saying that her “wonderful” bin crew were her “unsung heroes” during the outbreak – adding they were “always bright and cheerful despite putting their lives at risk” as they undertook their vital work.

Another resident shared an image on the council’s Facebook page of a smiling bin man on his round in Horstead, thanking him for his role as a key worker.

A picture of a smiling binman in Horstead, which was posted on
the Broadland Council website by an appreciative resident.

BDC says that if anyone would like to thank their bin crew on their round it is perfectly safe to do so – and much appreciated – but they should remember to keep a distance of two metres at all times, in line with the government’s guidelines.

However, it is asked that no one attempts to hand anything to bin crews, approach the vehicles or try to throw waste into the vehicle to help protect the key workers as they fulfil their vital role.

Residents are also reminded to fill their bins as they normally would, but to take them out the night before their collections as times may vary during the coronavirus outbreak. Cleaning the handles of bins with disinfectant where possible and washing hands after handling the wheeled bin is also strongly advised.

Anyone who has received a letter from the government that says they should not be touching their bin can ask to arrange an assisted collection by emailing contracts.EnvHealth@broadland.gov.uk.

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