Covid-19: Waste and Household Recycling Centres update
Covid-19: Disposal of Personal Waste
If you have confirmed or suspected Covid-19, then your personal waste (e.g. used tissues and cleaning cloths) should be stored securely within a rubbish bag. Tie this bag securely and place it in another rubbish bag and tie this up. Once this is tied securely, keep it separate from other rubbish and within your own room or home where you are self-isolating. Do not let anyone open or tamper with these bags (e.g. children or pets). This should be put aside for at least 72 hours (3 days) before being put in your household waste bin. Other household waste can be put in your bin as normal.
If you use a communal bin with your neighbours, please follow the guidance above then place in the general rubbish bin only. Do not put this waste in a recycling bin.
If you do not use a bin and put rubbish bags out on collection day, please follow the guidance above and then put it out on the day of collection before 7am and make sure they are double bagged in strong bin liners.
If you receive an assisted collection, please follow the advice above and make sure any Covid-19 bags are inside your bin at your usual collection point on collection day. Do not leave the bags to the side for the crew to pick up.
This advice, along with other guidance on how to manage self-isolation is available from this website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#cleaning-and-disposal-of-waste
Please make sure you do not litter or carelessly dispose of tissues or other potentially infected waste.
Waste services and Household Recycling Centres update
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, all household waste recycling centres are closed with immediate effect.
Recycling centres will not open from Tuesday 24 March onwards, for an indefinite period. Visiting recycling centres is not included in the reasons for leaving home.
All households should make full use of their kerbside waste collection service, which your local council is making every effort to keep operational for your recycling, green and food waste and general waste.
For updates and information about HRC'sclick here.
For information about your waste collection visit your district/borough's websites here.