We are working hard to keep waste collection services running.
Bulky waste collections
This service is running as normal during the period of national restrictions. However, please be aware that we are experiencing high demand for collections at this time.
Household Waste Recycling Centre – Barkers Lane ‘tidy tip’
The HWRC has reopened. However, due to social distancing measures there has had to be some changes to how the HWRC will operate - including a new appointment only system for all. Read about what you need to do before you visit on our HWRC page.
Orange lidded bins / sacks
Please compact your recycling: crush, squish, stomp on, tear up and make smaller anything you can to fit more into your recycling bin – the more space you save, the more recycling you can fit in.
If the orange lidded bin is full before collection, you can put out extra recycling next to the orange bin in a secure container (like a clear sack or cardboard box) so it does not blow away and this will be collected. Any recycling put out in black bags will not be collected.
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.