July 15, 2022 10.01 am This story is over 23 months old

Early bin collections in South Kesteven due to heatwave

The collections will start early on Monday and Tuesday

Household refuse collections across South Kesteven will start early on Monday and Tuesday next week as SKDC supports its outdoor workers during the heatwave.

Collection rounds usually start from 7.30am, but on Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July collections will start from 6.30am for these two days only.

SKDC is asking residents with collections on these days to place their wheeled bins or bags out the night before, or before 6.30am on these days day to allow collection crews to take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures.

Cabinet member for Waste Services, Cllr Mark Whittington, said: “Our waste collection teams have really stepped up during the current heatwave and this is another way we can all support them.

“Although some of the refuse vehicles are air-conditioned, our loaders only benefit from this when travelling between areas.

“All operatives are already provided with reusable drinking water bottles by the Council and we are also handing out additional water to top these up during the day. Any support from the public would, of course, be welcome.”