Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 8 August 2022
HOUSEHOLDERS in Hinckley and Bosworth are being urged by the Council to put their rubbish and recycling out by 6am on Wednesday morning onwards, to help the collection crews out during the heatwave.
This is because the Met Office have stressed that there is a 90 per cent probability of a ‘Heat Health Alert – Level 3’ being announced in the East Midlands this week.
And, as a result of the hot weather, temperatures are expected to be in the low 30 celsius from this Wednesday (10 August) all the way through to the weekend.
Recycling and waste crews will be starting their collections from 6am to make the most of the ‘cooler’ conditions earlier in the day, meaning residents are asked to put their rubbish, recycling, and garden waste bins out by 6am on collection days.
Some may even find it more convenient to put these bins out for the collection crews the night before they are collected, if they don’t already have to do so, to make sure that they will not be missed.
The collection crews are all set up to protect themselves from the heatwave, sporting sun cream, sun hats, and water.
Coun. Bill Crooks, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Street Scene Services, said: “Our crews do a fantastic job, it’s challenging working outside in extreme weather conditions.
“Over this extremely hot period please do think about the crew and help them where possible by putting your bins out the night before or by 6am at the latest and letting your friends and neighbours know about the earlier collection time.
“During the heat wave last month lots of residents kindly offered cold drinks to the crews to help them to keep cool, so we know how much people like to help out if they can.”