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Thank you to our amazing front line staff

Published: 23 September 2020

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In his regular feature, Denis the Dustcart thanks our amazing front line staff during Recycle Week.

You can follow Denis on his Facebook page to keep up with information about Recycling issues.

Recycle Week this year is a chance to reflect on the amazing work carried out on the front lines to keep the country recycling during intense, challenging and - frankly - dangerous times. It's also a time to appreciate the efforts householders made, not only in maintaining their own recycling efforts, but in showing their appreciation to collection crews and key waste workers across the country.

What these workers did to help keep life as normal as possible for us all cannot be overemphasised.

I'd like again to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the amazing front line staff in our bin crews and in our Materials Reclamation Facility here in Exeter, whose dedication in extraordinarily difficult circumstances was vital in the effort to keep waste collections going.

Recycling was never more crucially important than during lockdown. Without it, the country may have run short of packaging for essential medical and food supplies. It was the MRF workers, the bin crews and everyone using their recycling bins at home who made sure we could all carry on recycling.

Every day during lockdown, our key workers in waste helped to keep the local economy moving, helped the environment, helped people across Exeter to maintain a sense of normality through this intense, demanding period in all our lives.

Every one of them had a job that had never been more vital. Every one of them had never been busier or under more pressure in those jobs.

This #recycleweek, I’d like to invite you to join me once again in thanking every one of them for what they did and what they do.

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