Bin lorries transformed to say thank you to NHS

Wychavon's bin lorries have been transformed to carry special thank you messages to key workers and the public.

One side of each lorry has been decorated with a rainbow thank you message to NHS staff and all key workers. The other features a thank you message from crews along with suggestions for how people can continue to support the service by reducing their waste, reusing items and recycling as much as they can.

Staff at Wychavon and their contractor FCC Environment joined forces to create the special tribute as a thank you to all NHS and adult social care staff, as well as other key workers, for their efforts in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

Crew members also wanted to show their appreciation for the support they have received from residents, who have been leaving thank you messages on bins, on social media or waving to them as they carry out their rounds.

Cllr Emma Stokes, responsible for environment on Wychavon District Council, said: "Our bin lorries are so visible they seemed the perfect 'vehicle' for showing our NHS and social care staff – and all key workers – how much we appreciate everything they are doing for us all in responding to the coronavirus outbreak."

FCC Environment contract manager Paul Farmer added: "As Key Workers ourselves, we know only too well the pressures managing a fast changing situation like this can bring and it is important to take a moment to say thank you, to everyone who is working hard to keep us safe and healthy. The crew have been really touched by the way the public has reacted to them so to share the sentiment with others and thank the NHS felt the right thing to do."


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