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May 22, 2020

Council bin operatives ‘take away’ a special thank you

Council bin operatives ‘take away’ a special thank you

Council key workers received a boost earlier today when local community representatives dropped off donation of free food as a thank you for all of their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Mike Bird, Leader of the Council, invited by Mohammed Arif who had organised the donation, was also in attendance to thank staff and help hand out food whilst maintaining social distancing.  Councillor Bird said:

“I think it’s marvellous that local businesses are showing their support for key workers in this way during a time that is challenging for everyone, themselves included.”

“I am immensely proud of the way our clean and green service has responded during this pandemic and their commitment to ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of essential services.  To have their efforts recognised in this way by the community shows the strengths of our communities in Walsall.”

“Explaining to the teams why the donation has been made and seeing their reaction to being recognised in this way is great.  They are key workers and I am proud to have them as part of Walsall Council.”

May 21, 2020

Fortnightly garden waste collections to resume in Walsall

Fortnightly garden waste collections to resume in Walsall

The free garden waste collection service was set to resume for the 2020 season on 6 April 2020. However due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Walsall like many authorities across the UK, decided to suspend the service until further notice in order to successfully maintain the grey and green bin collection service without disruption. An initial limited service for household garden waste collections resumed on 11 May 2020, based on a model of five weekly collections.

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