MANAGERS of Sheffield’s recycling service are being urged to start collections later in the morning to stop disturbing residents’ sleep.
Married dad-of-two Steve Hague, of Handsworth, claims the sound of the lorry’s engine, and glass crashing from the bins, can start as early as 7am.
The 47-year-old finance worker said: “This is an anti-social problem affecting everyone in Sheffield in areas where blue bins are first to be emptied on the collection rounds.
“Due to the unavoidable noisy nature of emptying blue bins, I believe it should not be done before 8am, to minimise the social impact.
“Starting first collections at 7am is still too early, as most people are still in bed asleep at that time.”
A spokeswoman for Veolia, said: “Our collection hours of 7am to 4.30pm are approved by Sheffield Council and take into consideration rush hours, busy times at schools, urban clearways and bus lane restrictions.
“It is good health and safety practice to ensure we operate as much as possible in daylight hours.”