Waste collections are a priority service and the Council will continue to operate as normal for as long as possible. However, waste and recycling collections rely on staff being available to deliver the services. Where staff become unwell or have to self isolate, the services will be adapted to make the best use of the resources available.
From 5pm Friday 20th March the Council will suspend the bulky waste and bin / container delivery services. Any existing bulky waste requests will be completed, but no new requests will be accepted until further notice. In the meantime, you could take your bulky waste to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, please check the opening hours before you travel. Similarly we will fulfil bin and container delivery requests that are ordered up to 5pm on Friday 20th March, subject to resource availability.
Please use the following alternative containers:
Instead of caddy liners for Food waste – wrap food in newspaper or use a carrier bag inside the caddy
Instead of Green bag for paper – use a carrier bag – folded closed but do not tie it up
Instead of White sack for cans and plastics – use a sturdy bag, eg heavy duty supermarket bag
Household Waste Recycling Centres will operate reduced hours; open at 10am and close at 4pm seven days a week, from 20th March.
If someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, please double bag all personal waste (tissues, cleaning cloths) and store in a secure location for 72 hours before putting it out for your scheduled bin collection.
Further advice on handling waste and COVID-19 is available at www.gov.uk