Councils urged to supply refuse workers with body cameras

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Refuse workers should wear body cameras to avoid disputes with members of the public, according to waste management agency BusinessWaste.co.uk.

The call comes at a time of increased tensions between refuse workers and residents following complaints to councils of over-filled bins, missed collections and strikes.

Mark Hall, spokesperson for BusinessWaste.co.uk, argued that the small wearable body cameras often used by the police would counter accusations and help improve waste collectors's reputation.

He said: "We recommend to all councils to add body cams to give bin men the respect they deserve.

"Bin men often face accusations of poor behaviour from the public, whether that's claiming they haven't collected valid waste, have made a mess during their rounds or have been rude and abusive during their shifts."

BusinessWaste.co.uk say that the slight increase in cost for these cameras is more than worth the money to protect waste collection workers of the UK.


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