A lot of love for bin men and women in Wiltshire right now

A lot of love for bin men and women in Wiltshire right now

Published by Mike Draper at 3:30am 26th April 2020.

2 minute read

Households across the county are showing huge appreciation as the bins continue being emptied of rubbish and recycling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thank-you to Wiltshire's waste collection crews!

  • Those working in the waste and recycling business have been identified as key workers by the Government
  • The bin crews are continuing to work during the period of isolation
  • The national Thursday night 'Clap for Carers' at 8pm has also been extended to cover all key workers

Crews working for 'Hills' waste have been receiving handmade pictures, lovely messages as well as treats from Wiltshire residents saying thank you.

Hills Municipal Collections is the contractor responsible for collecting household waste and recycling across Wiltshire on behalf of Wiltshire Council.


A collage of Thank you messages and banners to Wiltshire Council bin men waste collection workers during covid-19 lockdown.
Thank-you for creating the lovely 'heart-warming' community feeling

Nicola Towell, collection contract manager for Hills Municipal Collections, told Spire FM News:

"We have been touched to receive pictures, handwritten notes and social media posts saying thank you. The notes and pictures have been attached to bins, fences and walls and have thank you messages for our collection teams who are working hard under these difficult circumstances."

"Residents have been waving from windows and doorways to say thank you - without getting too close - and some of them have been so grateful to see a face and exchange a few words."

A portrait photo of Nicola Towell from Hills Waste wearing a yellow hi-viz jacket and white hard hat.
Nicola Towell from Hills says 'Thank YOU, for the thank-yous!'


Nicola from Hills also said:

"The crews have also received gifts of various treats including chocolates and cakes, and even some free range eggs!"

"It is heart-warming to know that there is such a community feeling out there and our crews would like to say a massive thank you back to everyone for their kindness."

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