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VIDEO - Bromsgrove refuse collectors' TikTok dance to hail garden waste collection return

Tristan Harris 29th Apr, 2020 Updated: 29th Apr, 2020

A FATHER-daughter Bromsgrove District Council refuse collection team have become TikTokkers to get the message out that garden waste collections are starting up again.

Paul and Kim Bristow climbed inside the brown bins to cut some shapes in the video which has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and received hundreds of likes and comments.

The service, which was suspended during the Coronavirus lockdown, will start up again on May 5.

Because there is a lot to catch up on, residents are urged to store up surplus garden waste and gradually add it to their brown bin during future collections when the service is running again.

Garden waste should be loose in the bins and not in plastic bags.

Our father-daughter crew members Paul and Kim are excited to announce that Garden Waste Collections will be starting again from Tuesday 5th May!There’s a lot to catch up on so please #SupportOurCrews by storing any surplus garden waste and gradually adding it to your brown bin for future collections whilst we get the service running again.Collections will run as per customers’ original schedule.Thank you to our crews and staff who have worked hard behind the scenes so that this service can start again 👏#GardenWaste #BrownBin #Coronavirus #TikTok #InternationalDanceDay #HappyDance

Posted by Bromsgrove District Council on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Matt Austin, Environmental Services Manager, said: “We’d like to thank all of our garden waste customers for bearing with us during this unprecedented time.

“We did not make the choice to suspend this service lightly, but these are exceptional circumstances and have affected many things so far.

“We are aware that you may have extra garden waste at the moment but please support our fantastic crews on the ground, and your fellow residents, by only leaving your wheeled bin out for collection and not any additional side waste.

“If you have extra please gradually add this bit by bit for future collections to ensure that we can get round all of our customers and enable us to catch up with the service, as we will not have capacity to clear all of this at once.

“We appreciate your understanding and co-operation at this difficult time.”

For details of what can and can’t go in your bin and to check your collection day and schedule, please check our website www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/bins

Residents may also wish to try home composting. Find out more at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/LetsWasteLessAndRecycle

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