Mr Strachan was there to meet the team and find out more about their working day. He carried out his duties under the guidance of crew members Wayne, Adam and Mike.

‘Thanks so much to Wayne, Adam and Mike for showing me the ropes – they are a great team and told me exactly what to do!’, he said.

‘I was really impressed with their attention to detail, such as replacing bins exactly where we’d picked them up, reversing extremely carefully down narrow lanes, letting residents out ahead of us, and so on.

‘It was hard work – a lot of the bins were full to the brim of wet grass clippings – and I have huge respect for the staff who are out doing this vital work every day.’