Bin crews say thank you by transforming collection trucks

Malvern Hills District Council's bin lorries are being transformed to carry special thank you messages to key workers and the public.

Staff decided they wanted to replace the usual promotional messages on the side of lorries with a thank you to all NHS and adult social care staff, as well as other key workers,for their efforts in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

Crews also wanted to say thank you to the public who have been leaving thank you messages on bins, on social media or waving to them as they carry out their rounds, in appreciation of their efforts to maintain essential waste and recycling collections.

One side of each lorry has been decorated with a rainbow thank you message to key workers. The other features a thank you message from crews along with suggestions for how people can continue to support the service by reducing their waste, reusing items and recycling as much as they can.

Some vehicles have already had the new banners fitted with the rest following over the coming days.

Cllr John Raine, responsible for environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Our crews have really appreciated all the support they have received from the public that they were eager to say thank you in return. Our bin lorries are so visible they also seemed the perfect 'vehicle' for showing our NHS and social care staff – and all key workers – how much we appreciate everything they are doing for us all in responding to the coronavirus outbreak."

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