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Bin crews are ‘outbreak unsung heroes’ during coronavirus

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A bin man collecting waste in Horstead

Published: Thursday, 16th April 2020

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 her ‘wonderful’ bin crew as her ‘unsung heroes’ during the outbreak, adding they were ‘always bright and cheerful’ despite ‘putting their lives at risk’ as they undertake their vital work.

Mrs Wilson had decided to thank the crew digitally as she was concerned it could be unsafe.

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

If you would like to thank your bin crew on their round it is perfectly safe to do so and much appreciate by the crews, just 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 refuse 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 respective bins as they normally would, but to take their bins 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.

If you have received a letter from the Government that says you should not be touching your bin, you can ask to arrange an assisted collection by emailing [email protected]

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