Locals encouraged to nominate their bin men for Bin Crew of the Year

bin crew of the year

Locals encouraged to nominate their bin men for Bin Crew of the Year

Residents in North East Lincolnshire are encouraged to nominate their local bin crew for Bin Crew of the Year.

The council are urging locals to share their stories about bin crews that have gone ‘above and beyond’ for them, or simply just brightened up their day in some way.

Bin crews up and down the country have worked tirelessly throughout each wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which the Bin Crew of the Year award aims to pay recognition to.

In a statement, North East Lincolnshire Council wrote: “Does your bin crew brighten up your day with a friendly wave? Have they come to the rescue for someone in need? Have they recovered a precious item you may have accidentally thrown away? You can nominate them to get the recognition they deserve.

“A bin crew worker will typically walk 10 miles a day in all weathers collecting and hauling about eight tonnes of waste and recycling.

“Crews work extremely hard to drag and empty thousands of heavy bins each day, in a tough, smelly and physically demanding job. The work they do is vital to keeping North East Lincolnshire clean and safe.

“We want to hear your story about how a bin crew has gone above and beyond, or simply just brightened up your day. You can only make one nomination per household.

“When the pandemic began and many people had to stay at home, bin crew workers played a vital role and continued to hit the streets carrying out their duties, getting rid of people’s rubbish.

“They were praised by residents from across the borough as they adapted to new working methods due to Government guidelines and social distancing.

“Dozens of rainbow drawings from local children were displayed on bin wagons to thank the key workers and to bring some positivity and brightness to the streets during a difficult time.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “The pandemic brought more of an understanding and appreciation for our key workers, including our bin crews – the heroes on your doorstep.

“They play a key role in keeping the borough clean and safe, collecting domestic, recycling and garden waste. This competition, open to the people of North East Lincolnshire, is a great way to give them the recognition they deserve and thank them for all they do.

“Nominate your Crew of the Year today and make sure you tell us why you think they’re the best as it will help pick the winners.”

You can nominate your bin crew by clicking on the link here.

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