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Thank you to residents supporting bin crews

Wirral Council would like to thank residents who have been supporting our bin crews whilst they have been out doing essential collections and people are urged to continue following our safety guidelines to keep essential services going.

Residents have taken to social media and some, even displaying signs on the tops of their bins, to thank staff and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Bin crews have been described as ‘unsung heroes’ by some and we continue to be proud of our bin crews that are working hard to ensure grey and bin collections are made, one resident saying:

‘I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the refuse collectors for continuing with their round this week. Without them we wouldn’t be coping with this virus and be drowning in rubbish! Well done to you all, our unsung heroes.’

Another added: ‘You all do such an amazing job. Appreciated every week.’

During this uncertain period, key workers, including our bins crews, have been working to ensure that essential services still operate and keep residents safe.

Collections will go ahead as usual on Good Friday and Easter Monday so please put your bin out by 7am as normal. 

Due to delays earlier this week, the crews are currently catching up their scheduled work, so if your bin isn’t emptied on the usual day, leave it out and it will be emptied the day after.

Strict guidance has been issued by the council to help protect residents and bin collection crews from exposure to COVID-19 while handling bins.

Residents should:

  • Wipe down bin handles with an anti-bacterial wipe/spray after bringing it back to your property after emptying
  • Wash your hands thoroughly using government advice after handling the bin
  • Adhere to the social distancing guidelines of 2 metres while bin collection crews are in your street
  • Ensure all waste is contained in your bin/s with the lid closed and no waste is loose next to your bin
  • Anyone who feels ill at home (whether diagnosed with COVID-19 or not) should place ALL their waste, including recycling, in the general waste (green) bin, and should double-bag it, making sure the bags are securely tied. They should then wait at least 72 hours before placing it out for collection. This material should NOT be placed in your recycling (grey) bin

For the latest updates on bin collections, visit, follow Wirral Council on Facebook or Twitter or visit the Wirral View website.