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Positive recognition for the NBBC Waste Management team

Published on Wednesday, 24th June 2020

The Waste Management staff at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have been working incredibly hard in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Midlands Employers launched a regional campaign last month called #EverydayHeroes, which recognises the efforts Council’s in the West Midlands are putting in during these challenging times.

Their recent ‘Everyday Hero’ is one of our Assistant Waste Management Supervisors, who explains how NBBC waste workers have adapted to the current changes.

Our waste team of eighty-six who ensure that street-cleaning, litter and fly-tipping responsibilities are carried out, also have a community aspect to their job.

During neighbourhood bin collections, the waste staff spot when a bin isn’t left outside or if curtains aren’t drawn, and they converse with residents whilst complying with the social distancing rules.

This social side of the job is a real positive, especially whilst people are self-isolating and shielding their vulnerable household members.

The Waste Management team have received numerous thank you messages that residents have stuck onto their bins, along with children’s drawings thanking the team.

There have also been ample positive messages left on social media channels and on community forums.

Cllr Jill Sheppard, Portfolio Holder for Refuse, Cleansing and Central Services said:

“The Waste Management department at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are committed to delivering a high quality service to our residents during the pandemic. These circumstances have affected everyone in one way or another, and we are delighted that the work of our staff is hugely appreciated.”

To read the interview with one of NBBC’s Assistant Waste Management Supervisors, visit the West Midlands Employers website here: wmheroes.co.uk/more-than-picking-up-the-bins-its-mobile-neighbourhood-watch/