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Published: Tuesday, 14th July 2020

Green bin collection update

We’ve had a number of queries about green bin collections so here’s an update.

Our bin crews have been working under very difficult working conditions. As with other council services the virus has had an impact on our staff and the ways they can work safely.

Many of you came out and clapped them as they emptied your bins and this gesture along with many other messages of support have been really appreciated.

To protect our teams and to stop the spread of COVID-19, all our staff must follow government guidelines around social distancing. This also applies to when they are in the cabs.

So, at the minute, we can only have two people in the waggons – one being the driver.

This impacts on how much waste and recycling we can collect. We don’t want to get behind on the rounds so we are collecting what we can.

As soon as things change, we’ll let you know – bear with us and thanks for your understanding.

Oldham Council Waste and Recycling Team

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