DON’T MISS: The National Refuse Championships on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 June 2018

Photo by Jeremy Long.

Photo by Jeremy Long.

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

Rubbish trucks will take over Weston-super-Mare’s seafront this weekend as the National Refuse Championships returns to town.

Lorry drivers and loaders from around the country will flock to Weston on Saturday and go head-to-head to establish who the best waste collection team in the country is.

Teams must load wheelie bins with bags of sand before pulling the bins 50m to the waiting refuse vehicles and unloading them, before running back to the start and repeating the process as the trucks move towards the finish line.

More than 30 teams of five will be competing in heats throughout the day before the final, where a winner will be crowned.

It is free to attend and their will be a selection of fun rides and food stalls set up on the Beach Lawns near the main event and all money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s society.

Volunteers from the Cleaner Coastlines campaign – which aims to achieve plastic-free coastline status for Weston – will also be on hand to talk about how individuals and businesses can reduce their single-use plastic.

Races will get underway from 10am-5.30pm along Marine Parade near the Grand Pier.

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