Refuse and waste disposal.

At the moment residents throughout the SBC enjoy fortnightly waste pick-ups. The pick-ups involve the deployment of vehicles and crews from various sites across the SBC area. The teams start at around 7am and appear to finish about 3pm. For the remainder of the day the vehicles are parked up and the teams finish for the day

Would it not be possible to streamline the process by making these vehicles and staff work on a 24hour rotating  shift basis. This would result in more efficient use of expensive HGV’s ( which could be reduced in number) , less town centre congestion at peak times during loading, less need for the existing number of operating centres freeing up the land for other development etc.

 

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At the moment residents throughout the SBC enjoy fortnightly waste pick-ups. The pick-ups involve the deployment of vehicles and crews from various sites across the SBC area. The teams start at around 7am and appear to finish about 3pm. For the remainder of the day the vehicles are parked up and the teams finish for the day

Would it not be possible to streamline the process by making these vehicles and staff work on a 24hour rotating  shift basis. This would result in more efficient use of expensive HGV’s ( which could be reduced in number) , less town centre congestion at peak times during loading, less need for the existing number of operating centres freeing up the land for other development etc.

I don’t wish to seem mercenary or ruthless but if SBC need to save money to my mind this would help in terms of vehicle costs and staff savings.

by Atkinson on November 24, 2017 at 11:28AM

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Comments

  • Posted by dickturpin December 11, 2017 at 15:53

    I think Atkinson has made an excellent suggestion which utilises both vehicles and manpower to maximum effect and thus make substantial savings in capital plant and machinery costs.

    I realise that this might not be popular with some staff but in times of crisis, hard decisions need to be made in order to support other services.
  • Posted by Borderer December 11, 2017 at 20:14

    Who fancies having a bin lorry going down their street at 6am on a Sunday morning?
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