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Wash bags donated to Coventry bin crews

Published Monday, 04 May 2020

Coventry’s bin crews have received 170 handmade scrub bags to help them safely wash their clothes thanks to a donation from Balsall Common Sewing Circle.

Our bin crew poses with their scrub bags

The bags can be used by the bin men and women to allow them to separate their dirty work clothes and PPE. The bags can then be placed straight into the washing machine – protecting families too.

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “I think it’s amazing that Balsall Common Sewing Circle have donated these bags. I want to say thank you to them – and say thank you to all the staff who have been working so hard to keep collecting bins.

“Bin crews take care of us by emptying over 140,000 bins every week and it’s wonderful to see Coventry residents pulling together during these difficult times to help support and take care of our crews.” 

The bags were received on Thursday morning (30 April) and have been distributed amongst the crews, who are also using social distancing to help protect them against COVID-19 whilst they work.

A member of the team said: “These bags are great, we are so grateful! It’s been amazing to see some of the messages of support, the pictures in the windows and now the donations too. We really appreciate it and want to thank everyone for their kindness.”

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