Recycling and waste information

Recycling centres

You should only take your waste to a recycling centre if you cannot store it safely at home.

  • only one visit per month – automatic number plate recognition is in operation
  • no trailers
  • only visit on your allocated days, based on the last number of your vehicles number plate

Restrictions are in place. Make sure you have read all the guidance on our recycling centres page before you travel and follow all on site signage.

Our guidance.

go to our recycling centres page

How you can help us

Our crews are very busy at the moment. To help keep you and them safe, and to help the crews keep making their collections in good time, there are a few things you can do to help:

  • wash, squash and sort your recycling – this helps the crews empty your containers more quickly
  • don’t leave tissues in your recycling boxes
  • wash your hands before and after putting your containers out or bringing them back in – use soap and water and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • park considerately – obviously many more people than usual are working from home (thank you!) which means there are more cars parked up in residential areas – please make sure there’s space for our vehicles to get through – if we can’t, then we can’t collect your recycling and waste
  • there’s more recycling than usual being put out for collection – thank you for still recycling in the current situation. In particular there’s a lot of cardboard – please fold it so it fits into your recycling box and consider holding some over for the next collection. Plus cardboard can be great to use in home school arts and crafts!

Disposal of waste if you have or might have coronavirus

Waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely with within disposable rubbish bags. These bags 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.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

There’s more advice for people staying home because they have or might have coronavirus, on the gov.uk website

go to advice for staying at home

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