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All household recycling centres are currently closed due to Coronavirus.

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have
closed all household waste recycling centres 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.

Covid-19: Waste and Recycling Services

If you have suspected or confirmed Coronavirus and are self-isolating, you need to double bag your used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and wait 72 hours before putting it out for collection. For more information visit our page here.

Score the perfect hat-trick this summer!


Recycle your plastic bottles, glass bottles and drinks cans!


You don’t have to be on the pitch to score the perfect hat-trick!

Now that the Football World Cup is in full swing it is a good time to think about what you are going to do with your empty drinks cans and bottles.

We have come up with some handy tips for when you have friends around to watch the game, to make it easier for you and to save you time so you don’t miss any goals.

  • Plan ahead: buy food and drink ahead of time to avoid costly and non-recyclable takeaways;
  • When buying drinks and snacks, try and buy things in recyclable materials. This includes things like cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles;
  • Make it easy for other people to recycle their empties too. Leave a designated recycling bin or box handy and let people know where it is. This could be as simple as using an empty cardboard box (remember to decant your recycling into your proper local authority containers when it comes to your collection day). It also makes it easier when tidying up when everyone goes home.
  • Use regular plates and cups rather than disposables. This does mean a little more washing up, but it also means your bin isn’t full of disposable plates covered in food waste, and you can stack more on your plate without is going soggy and all falling off…bonus!
  • Or you could opt for snacks that don’t require plates so there is even less washing up!
  • Alternatively visit a local pub to watch the match. If you drink from the taps (draught beer, cider or fizzy drinks) you are avoiding single use waste altogether since the drinks are stored in much larger containers.


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