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Handling your household waste

Coronavirus - handling household wasteHousehold waste and recycling collections

We are planning to do everything we can to ensure household waste and recycling is collected during the coronavirus outbreak. Any changes will be updated on this page. 

To help protect our crews and you and your family, we need you to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before you do any of the following:

  • before you put anything in your bin
  • when you put your bin out for collection
  • when you bring your bin in after collection

What to do with waste if a household is affected by coronavirus

If someone in your home is suffering from coronavirus-type symptoms, or self-isolating due to a possible infection, any waste materials need to be handled very carefully before they are collected to help prevent further spread of the virus.

  1. Place all personal waste such as tissues, wipes and disposable cleaning cloths in a separate disposable rubbish bag. Tie the top to prevent anything falling out.
  2. When full place this bag into a second bag, that is also then tied securely
  3. Keep this bag for at least 72 hours in a place not accessed by people or pets
  4. Follow the guidelines above about handwashing before using your bin
  5. Put the bag in your green household waste bin for disposal as normal. Do not put the bag at the side of your bin.

For more advice visit the website

Household Waste and Recycling Centres are closed until further notice


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