We are working hard to keep waste collection services running.
Garden waste and bulky waste
To ensure we can continue to prioritise our teams on essential duties, we have suspended green garden waste collections.
To reduce garden waste at this time why not give home composting a go?
Bulky waste collections have also been suspended until further notice.
Rural bulky waste collections
So we can prioritise our staff on essential duties at this extraordinary time, the Council is suspending the rural skip for bulky waste service (known as 'rural bulky waste collections’) until further notice.
Please do not place any items at the previously advertised location, as they will not be collected.
We will keep residents informed about future rural bulky waste collections as soon as we can.
Household Waste Recycling Centre – Barkers Lane ‘tidy tip’
The Household Waste Recycling Centre (Barkers Lane ‘tidy tip’) is closed until further notice. Residents are asked not to visit the site and/or leave any waste outside the site entrance.
If you are having a clear out, please store your unwanted items at home, or create a compost pile for any garden waste.
How to store your rubbish
Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) if you are self-isolating:
- Double bag all waste that contains tissues
- Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours
Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put it in a rubbish bag and then put into a second bag or black sack. This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.
Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.
Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.
This advice is based on guidance from government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.