Street cleansing could mean anything, from emptying a bin to picking up some litter, there is just so much that it could cover.
So come and spend a Day with Dave and find out some of the stuff he can get up to in a day, you may just be surprised by what get covers under street cleansing.
Dave starts his day by leaving the yard at 8am, but he doesn’t always know where he will be going next, he has a route to follow and jobs to carry out, but if an emergency call comes in, its off he goes. Dave’s first job today was a routine one, and it is a trip to Victoria car park to collect the bags left by the Paignton Street orderlies…and into the truck they go.
Next stop and we’re off to Torquay to collect some fly-tipping, this job is not part of his routine but is a call that has come in from the public in the last couple of days and is down for Dave to collect, and it doesn’t take Dave long to put it in to the back of the truck….and it is off to the next job we go.
Driving along Dave is always keeping a keen eye out for things that shouldn’t be there and it is not long before he sees a box and some litter on the side of the road. Pulling the truck over, before you know it the bits are cleared off the side of the road and into the back of the truck…lets carry on.
It is not long before Dave spots something else that shouldn’t be there, and this time it is not some litter but is instead a fallen branch, but never fear Dave still has the tools to clear it, out the truck he gets and with a little bit of help from a saw, the tree is chopped up and added to the growing pile in the truck….45 minutes in and it looks like he is already nearly full.
It is back to the routine now, we’re still in Torquay but it is off to Torre Valley playing fields to have a check on the changing rooms. A quick walk round the kitchen, showers and toilets shows that they’re all clean so today it is just the bins to be emptied ready for the next game. Bins emptied, doors locked….its time to move on.
Remember those emergency jobs we mentioned at the beginning? Well it is time to go and deal with one, it looks like there has been some fly-tipping dumped just off a bank, so Dave has to use a bit of skill with a grappling hook in order to get this up safely. He keeps throwing it down and hooking the rubbish as slowly bit by bit it is pulled to the top, great work Dave. Though now, it looks like the truck is finally full…next stop, we are off to tip off.
Its back now to the yard at Tor Park road, a drive over the Weigbridge and round the back to tip off all the bits in the back, and when we say tip we mean it quite literally, the truck tips up an is emptied out. Once emptied Dave then drives over the Weighbridge once more so they know just how much was brought in and it is back out on the road…..
This is where our day with Dave ends, but for him he is back on the streets collecting fly-tipping, removing graffiti and much more, helping to Keep Torbay Tidy.
Remember Torbay, lets work together to #Keeptorbaytidy