Changes made to Richmondshire waste collections

Photo: Richmondshire District Council.

Waste collections across Richmondshire continue to run as normal, but changes have been introduced to the way the crews are getting around the district.

Richmondshire District Council says that only two waste collectors are allowed in a wagon at any one time in order that the social distancing measures can be followed.

Where a third collector is needed on a round, they are following the truck in a council van.

Residents are being asked to observe the social distancing rules when the collections are taking place and not come into close contact with the waste teams.

And the council is also urging residents to wash bin, box and bag handles both before and after collections to protect themselves and the council collection teams.

“All our operatives wear protective gloves but they handle hundreds of bins, boxes and bags on every round so we advise that householders wash their bins thoroughly,” said corporate director Colin Dales.

“All our vehicles are fitted with hand washing facilities and crews have sanitisers in order that they can follow the hand washing advice.

“So far we have been able to run an unaffected collection service for our residents – by following all the precautions we hope that will continue throughout this crisis.”


  1. Yes well done to all the bin men and women, unsung heroes in my book! doing such a key service. Thanks so much.

  2. Thank you for doing an amazing job at this time. Keep well
    We need you 🥰🥰🥰

    • A very big thank you to everyone in the community who is working on our behalf 🤗

  3. TheSimpsons would like to add their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to our refuse collections, N.H.S., workers everyone serving in shops and our supermarkets and all the essential services workers keeping our country going at this oh,so difficult and scarey time. Take care of yourselves and THANK YOU!

  4. Thank you. We appreciate your continuing to work and acknowledge how key your work is.

  5. We are so very much appreciative of the continued good work of all waste disposal opetatives…. Sincere thanks

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