COVID 19 UPDATE - Clare Valley Waste Wheelie Bin Pick Up Changes

14th April 2020

Council and our waste contractor has a duty of care to its drivers and has made a change to operating practices to mange their risk of infection. Drivers have been instructed to refrain from getting out of trucks, handling wheelie bins and picking up material that may have fallen to the ground due to over flowing bins.

Council’s contractor will be communicating to customers to be mindful of filling their bins with loose material on the top as this is the cause of waste falling on the ground during a lift.  We are aware this could increase the amount of complaints or queries that we receive but consider this initiative to be important. If our waste industry drivers become ill we will find it a challenge to continue emptying bins for this essential service