Some of our household waste recycling centres are closed until further notice. This is to encourage residents to stay at home and limit the spread of Covid-19.
Bin collections - check your district council
- Wash your hands before handling rubbish.
- Disinfect your bin handles before and after collection.
- Keep at least 2m away from collection workers.
- Electrical items should not be put in your rubbish bin. Batteries and disposable BBQs can cause fires. Find out what to do with them.
Waste you can't put in your kerbside bin
- Please hold on to it until the recycling centres re-open. This includes large items and DIY waste.
- Avoid any big clear outs and try to reduce your household waste.
- Compost green waste in your garden.
- Don't leave any waste outside recycling centres or next to local neighbourhood recycling banks. This is illegal fly tipping.
What to do with waste that could be contaminated with coronavirus (Defra)
Don't drop items at recycling centres or charity shops.
Reducing your waste
- To help save space in your bin, flatten cardboard boxes and squash your bottles and tin cans.
- Make good use of your grass cutting and hedge trimmings by composting at home. Food waste can also be included.
- Consider using reusable alternatives such as cloth nappies.
- to make use of the items in your recycling bin.
- Reduce your food waste by planning meals ahead and storing food correctly.
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