Staff from our StreetCare team have been retrained and redeployed to help with essential household waste collections during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A number of employees have switched from their usual, office-based roles to working with waste and recycling vehicles, to help keep essential household waste collections operating with reduced staffing levels.
South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Rachael Hunt said: “We are doing all we can to continue with essential waste collections during the Coronavirus outbreak while protecting our staff and residents.
“To make the best use of our workforce, we are redeploying staff who aren’t currently able to perform their usual roles but are able to support other essential functions. Our StreetCare department maintain a dynamic workforce at all times, where for example resurfacing staff may also drive gritting trucks when we experience winter weather, so are well placed to step in and help where needed most. My thanks go to those staff for their commitment and adaptability during these challenging times.”
From Monday 30 March recycling and food collections will change from weekly to every two weeks and will be on the same day as your black bin.
For the latest update on changes to service as a result of coronavirus please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/servicedisruption. This is a fast-evolving situation and information may be updated daily.
Please support and protect our staff so they can keep working by following Public Health guidance and staying at least two metres away.
For the latest information on our response and what support is available please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus
Further information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus or www.nhs.uk/coronavirus