Chief Executive gets hands-on experience of recycling collection
James Strachan joins Bursledon garden waste round
The Council's Chief Executive James Strachan made an early start when he joined the 'Garden 3' Waste and Recycling crew in the Bursledon area this week to lend a hand with our garden waste collection service.
James was there to meet the team and find out more about their working day. He carried out his duties under the guidance of crew members Wayne, Adam and Mike.
James said: "Thanks so much to Wayne, Adam and Mike for showing me the ropes – they are a great team and told me exactly what to do! I was really impressed with their attention to detail, such as replacing bins exactly where we’d picked them up, reversing extremely carefully down narrow lanes, letting residents out ahead of us, and so on.
"It was hard work – a lot of the bins were full to the brim of wet grass clippings – and I have huge respect for the staff who are out doing this vital work every day."
Residents can still sign up to our garden waste collections and join 23,000 other users of the service - https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/waste-bins-and-recycling/your-collections/garden-waste
Picture caption: James (left) is pictured back at the Hedge End Depot at the end of the shift with Wayne, Adam and Mike of the Garden 3 crew.