Bins and recycling updates
Waste and recycling
We are currently receiving a high number of enquiries about our waste collection and recycling service. We will be continuing to operate as close to a normal service for as long as we possibly can. Any updates about this service will be shared on our website and social media.
If your bin is missed please report it through our online form or call 01246 345345. Please ensure that you state clearly where you live, the service can then rearrange collection.
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Collecting waste and recycling is one of the most important services we provide, and we will do everything we can to maintain this service during the current crisis. Please ensure you continue putting your bin out for your scheduled collection.
“I’d also like to ask residents to make sure that they are following the latest Government guidance when disposing of waste that may be contaminated with coronavirus as it will make a real impact in reducing the spread of infection.”
Anyone who has coronavirus or are self-isolating because of illness in the household, should be extra careful when disposing of personal waste like tissues and cleaning cloths.
When throwing away personal waste, people must place this in a sealed plastic bag, then double bag this before storing for 72 hours. The bag can then be placed in the general waste bin. Personal waste must not be put in recycling bins.
Household recycling centres are now closed until further notice.
Waste and recycling when self-isolating
If you are ill and self-isolating, how you dispose of rubbish is important because viruses can survive on surfaces and in tissues.
Please ensure all personal waste, like used tissues and items used for cleaning like disposable cleaning cloths and gloves, are placed within plastic rubbish bags and tied. These bags should then be placed within another bag and retied and set aside in a suitable and secure place for at least 72 hours before placing in your household waste bin.
If you use a communal shared bin, please ensure personal waste is double bagged as described above and is stored for 72 hours before being placed in the bin. Please do not put this waste in recycling bins.
Bins and recycling key contacts
Telephone: 01246 345345
Online contact form: enquiry form