City Issues Garbage Collection Safety Reminder

April 18, 2024 | 2 Comments

The City of Hamilton asked “motorists to be mindful of garbage trucks while they are collecting refuse from around the City and to adhere to the rule to stay back at least 20 feet while the trucks are in operation.”

City CEO Dwayne Caines stated, “The safety of the public as well as our City workers is paramount during collection times. We are asking motorists that, should they notice individuals engaged in work on our streets, to please be mindful. Let’s acknowledge the efforts of all workers who brave potential risks in our public spaces, whether they’re City employees, government work crews, or private contractors. Ensuring safety is crucial for everyone involved.”

“There needs to be ample room behind the trash trucks so that the operators can access the truck’s hopper, especially when handling the wheelie bins and bulkier items. Garbage is collected from the City streets in any and all weather as well as during the hours of darkness, so we want the public to be especially vigilant and use caution when approaching the trucks. There are some instances when trucks are out on the road during heavy traffic times. This is usually unforeseen, so we ask the public to exercise patience and understanding during these times as the operators may be traversing the street to collect refuse.”

The spokesperson said, “The City thanks the public for their cooperation with the collection of City refuse and encourages citizens to adhere to the City’s Garbage Collection Schedule in an effort to keep the sidewalks free and clear of unsightly litter.”

City Garbage Collection Safety Reminder Bermuda April 2024

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    The job is thankless and dangerous enough without the added danger of drivers not paying attention and running down the workers.

  2. Mr. P. Meoff says:

    I can surely sympathize with them, judging from the way people drive without reguard to pedestrians and workers.
    On a separate note, why is COH not mandating that empty green wheely bins be taken off of sidewalks by merchants? They are left out on sidewalks permanently now and create an obsticle to pedestrians. They also make our city look less appealing to residents and visitors alike. In the opinion on many, these are the worst thing that could have happened in Hamilton. At least before, we had garbage bags that would be collected daily, now wheely green bins get emptied and then live on the sidewalks forever. Get it together COH, make merchants remove them from our sidewalks that we pay city taxs for.

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