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Waste collectors told not to bend over to collect rubbish from wheelie bins

Residents in Portsmouth have been told to leave their bin bags outside their wheelie bins so that their waste collectors do not injure themselves. The issue came to light when Portsmouth City Council became aware of their rubbish men bending down inside the wheelie bins to reach for householders sacks during collection day. Waste manager Vince Venus said: Residents had gone and brought these small bins for their refuse, even though we do not run a wheelie bin service for this refuse. ...