Garden and bulky waste services suspended, orange sacks and Gerpins Lane closed

Collections, and the renewal of contracts for garden waste bins and compostable sacks, has stopped. We advise you to home compost as much of your green garden waste as you can. We will not be collecting bulky waste until further notice and the Reuse and Recycling Centres at Gerpins Lane is closed. Running out of orange sacks? Put your recycling in a bag that is either clear or as see-through as possible, and label it as recycling. Go to our service disruption page for details

Coronavirus waste disposal advice

Tissues, disposable gloves and other related items used by anyone with suspected COVID-19 and those cleaning up afterwards, should be double bagged, then stored securely for 72 hours before being thrown away inside your usual black sack waste. You should not put this waste out with your usual rubbish for weekly collections until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours. Cleaning advice from GOV.UK

Collections for flats

If you live in a flat with a sack collection, then your sacks will be collected together at the same time, but placed into separate compartments on the waste collection vehicle.

If you have this type of collection then you will also be able to recycle household batteries and small electrical items.

If you live in a flat with communal rubbish and recycling bins, these will be collected separately. Please ensure that recycling (orange) and rubbish (black) are placed into the correct bins, which are clearly marked.

If you live in a flat with communal rubbish and recycling bins, you cannot leave your household batteries out for collection. You can recycle them at supermarkets and some shops. To find out where use our recycling locator.

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