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MetiNews.Com - The timing of collections are to change to help crews during hot weather
Breaking News ! People across North Somerset are being urged to leave their bins out for collection earlier – to help crews manage the heat during the summer months. Householders are being asked to put their recycling, rubbish and grass collections out from 6am rather than 7am during the summer months. The change has come into force to help collection crews during the summer weather. (Image: James Beck/Freelance) Earlier this month saw the hottest day of the year with temperatures soaring into the mid 30s. Waste bosses say the change is needed to protect the crews’ welfare. Read More Related Articles Police investigating 'it's okay to be white' posters in Nailsea town centre A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “Most of us enjoy the warm weather but when it is very hot it can be difficult for the hard working collection crews. “To help look after the crews welfare and so we can continue to provide a reliable service we will be introducing an early start system during the summer months. Today's top stories 'Brawl' in Castle Park Builder dies in freak accident Fight breaks out near IKEA Call to rename two more buildings “This will give the crews a choice to start at 6am if they wish so they can avoid the hotter parts of the day.
.” Waste collections have continued despite the coronavirus pandemic and Government lockdown.
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Crews have seen a massive surge in some types of waste including cardboard as people opt to shop online with retailers closed In six weeks alone council waste contractors Biffa saw the amount of cardboard collected from properties soar by 122 tonnes - an increase of 16 per cent.
The amount of glass collected has also surged as people choose to drink from home with pubs – due to re-open this weekend - closed for months. Additional crews, using staff from council contractors Glendale, were drafted in to keep up with the collections, provided as part of the authority’s kerbside recycling service.
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Although the times for collections may change the frequency and days of collection remain the same.
The authority is also urging people to sort out their recycling boxes ready for collection. For more information visit the council's website.
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