Refuse

Help our waste crews

Our waste crews are working hard to keep bin collections running during COVID-19, despite reduced numbers of staff.

Unfortunately they’re seeing lots of bulky, DIY and garden waste in bins, which makes them very heavy to move, is potentially dangerous and can cause problems when the waste is processed.

We’re also finding waste from green bins being ‘contaminated’ with non-recyclable items, which creates major delays at our materials recycling facility.

COVID-19: Latest information on bin collections and street services

Refuse collections are continuing as usual despite the coronavirus outbreak. 

Please continue to put out your green or brown bin on your usual collection days.

Bags containing used tissues should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

Please remember to wash your hands after putting bins out for collection and bringing them back in.