Sheffield City Council and Veolia will begin the city’s first ever food waste recycling trial this summer.
Bin collections will be earlier next Monday and Tuesday due to heatwave
In Sheffield and across the UK we are expecting very hot temperatures next week, particularly on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July.
In order to prioritise the health and safety of their colleagues, Veolia, in partnership with Sheffield City Council, has announced that waste and recycling collections in Sheffield will be taking place earlier than usual, to avoid the hottest time of the day.
Residents whose bins are due for collection next Monday (18th) and Tuesday (19th) are advised to put their bins out for collection the night before they are due to be emptied.
Steve Newman, General Manager for Veolia Sheffield, said:
“Our teams work exceptionally hard year round in a variety of weather conditions, undertaking what is a very physical job.
“We must always prioritise the safety of our colleagues and the community and with extreme temperatures forecast we're taking steps to protect their wellbeing.
“Collections may be suspended if the weather becomes too hot. If your collection is delayed, please be patient and leave your bin out while we work to complete collections as quickly as possible. We will provide further updates next week.”
Other safety measures being taken by Veolia include providing all frontline workers with reusable water bottles to prevent dehydration and high UV factor sunscreen.
For up-to-date information and service alerts about your recycling and waste collections, you can visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste or follow @Recycle4Shef on Twitter.
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