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Council asks residents to have bins out by 7am

Published on 30 March 2020

Waste crews across the Moorlands are continuing to collect your waste and recycling despite the changes to our day to day lives as a result of national efforts to halt the spread of the Coronavirus.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has been heartened to see the response from residents with many people taking to social media to praise the team.

Now, the Council is appealing to residents to help keep crews safe whilst they carry out this essential work by making sure their bins are out and ready for collection by no later than 7am on collection day.

Councillor Sav Scalise, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "Waste crews across the district are working hard to make sure we continue to provide this vital service - and so many of you have been showing them your support and saying thank you. That is lovely to see and, I know, is very much appreciated by the team.

"There is also a very simple, practical step you can all take to help our crews out - and that is to make sure your bin is out for collection on the usual day by 7am. Or, if you'd prefer, you can put it out the night before your collection is due.

"This is to ensure that we can keep this service going and put in place measures to help safeguard our teams by making sure they can follow the advice about social distancing.

"So, if you're used to seeing your crew at a particular time, please be aware that in the current circumstances this might change and your bin could be collected at a different time to the one you're used to. Thanks for your help with this - and for keeping up your efforts to recycle during this period."

Find out more about what the Council is doing to support residents and business by using our online Coronavirus information hub - - and keep up date with the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.