Bin lorries to convey safety messages in Walsall
Urgent safety messages will be emblazoned across all Walsall bin lorries as the fight against coronavirus spreading in the town continues.
Key public health messages around staying safe and washing hands will be displayed on all 26 vehicles in Walsall Council’s fleet which visit each road in the borough every fortnight.
Councillor Oliver Butler, portfolio holder for clean and green, said the liveries would help them prepare for the ongoing battle against Covid-19. And he added the messages would be highly visible to the public as they travel around the borough.
It is the second time during the crisis the waste collection team has done this, having trialled it with one vehicle displaying strong safety messages in April.
This week, Walsall was listed as one of 36 towns and cities in the UK facing a rise in confirmed cases and the possible threat of a local lockdown.
In May, council bosses confirmed Walsall had the highest number of cases in the Black Country and even more than Birmingham.
Councillor Butler said: “As we move into the next stage of the battle against coronavirus the banners on the sides of every bin lorry in our fleet clearly convey the messages we all still need to remember.
“To stay alert, control the virus and save lives.
“These banners convey the message that one of the best ways we can all do this is by maintaining good hygiene and washing our hands regularly for 20 seconds.
“I would also like to thank Phil Dutton and Tom Evans along with their teams who have delivered this project.
“Our refuse vehicles travel across the borough of Walsall, visiting every street and home so you are sure to spot one soon.
“Why not give our operatives a wave when you see them in your street, to thank them for the great work they have done emptying bins during the crisis?”