Stevenage bin collections latest during coronavirus crisis

Stevenage residents have been lifting the spirits of refuse collectors by leaving thoughtful notes a

Stevenage residents have been lifting the spirits of refuse collectors by leaving thoughtful notes and colourful pictures on their bins during the Covid-19 lockdown. Picture: Courtesy of Stevenage Borough Council - Credit: Archant

A full kerbside collection of waste and recycling continues to operate in Stevenage amid the Covid-19 crisis, with refuse collectors’ efforts praised with notes and drawings left on bins and in windows.

Stevenage residents - from young children to adults - have been leaving kind notes and bright pictur

Stevenage residents - from young children to adults - have been leaving kind notes and bright pictures for their refuse collectors during the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Courtesy of Stevenage Borough Council - Credit: Archant

North Herts District Council has suspended garden and food waste collections, but Stevenage Borough Council is not following suit.

Councillor John Gardner, SBC’s executive member for environment, said: “More people are at home, so crews will carry out collections on Good Friday to help stay on top of collections.

“At the moment we have enough members of staff to ensure brown bin collections continue. This situation will continually be reviewed.

“We are immensely proud of the commitment shown by our staff and it is fantastic their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Kind notes and positive words are having a great effect on morale.”

Collections will run a day late the week of April 13 due to Easter Monday.