Council to prioritise bin collections
Council will be prioritising household waste and recycling collections during
the coronavirus outbreak.
of the current government guidance, garden waste and bulky waste collections
will be suspended until further notice.
the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are now closed. This follows the Government’s latest
advice to stay at home and only travel when absolutely necessary and to follow
social distancing rules to help stop the virus spreading and protect the most
Council’s Acting Chief Executive, Andrew Balchin, said: “We are working hard to
protect our key services during this very difficult
period and I can assure residents that we will do everything we can to
prioritise our household waste collections during the coronavirus outbreak.
garden and bulky waste collections, we can deploy staff to the other higher
priority waste collections. I understand that this may cause some inconvenience
but we will inform our residents when these collections will begin again as
soon as we can.”
The Council is
contacting those that have a bulky waste collection booked to advise them of
the temporary changes and to arrange a full refund.
added: “We fully appreciate the inconvenience caused to those who have large
household items to dispose of and encourage people not to start projects which
may produce large amounts of waste, such as home renovations, if they have
nowhere to store the waste. But we please urge you not to use unlicensed waste
carriers as items may be fly-tipped. Please try and store the items the best
you can until collections resume.”
The Council is
reminding residents not to put garden waste into their recycling or general
waste bins, and asks that waste and unwanted items be bagged up and stored at
home until normal services resume.
Garden waste can be turned into compost to use again in
the garden as spring arrives - start filling a home compost bin or build a
compost heap in the corner of the garden
- don’t forget to turn it every few weeks.
The Council has provided information and guidance on its
dedicated coronavirus information web page at bit.ly/CoronaWFD