Sustaining a vital service during Coronavirus

Posted on: 2 Apr 2020

Waste delivery to our London MRFWith so many people stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, sustaining the collection, transport and recycling of wastes is more important than ever to match the increased levels of household waste being generated during the crisis.

Management of waste continues to be an essential activity during the Coronavirus lockdown. The importance of maintaining the collection, sorting and processing of wastes generated by strategic public services like the NHS, as well as twenty-seven million households in the UK has been acknowledged by the Government’s announcement that waste sector staff have been granted ‘key worker’ status during the COVID-19 epidemic and they acknowledge the essential role waste collection, logistics and recycling will play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advice issued in a joint statement from the UK’s major recycling and waste management companies, industry and local government bodies includes guidelines to the public on how to manage their wastes to protect collection operatives and minimise the spread of infection.

At the McGrath Group, we understand this is a challenging time for all and believe our operation is a vital service, now more than ever as we assist commercial retailers and Local Authorities with their waste collection. Our operations are continuing as normal but we are maintaining government guidelines in all aspects of our work. We are accepting waste at our London Waste Transfer Station that is open 24 hours a day via our weighbridges and via our wharf waste facilities to support our clients working to meet the demands of the essential stores that are still open.