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Coronavirus (COVID-19) For information on changes to our services, what you can do to protect yourself, support your community and guidance to assist employers and businesses visit our Coronavirus pages.

Coronavirus - Bins and recycling

Waste and recycling collections

Our household waste and recycling collections are operating as planned after the launch of our new service and are not affected by Coronavirus.

Do not leave extra bags at the side of your bin, we will not be able to collect them.

Leave out your normal amount of recycling for collection. 

Garden Waste

We have suspended garden waste collections from 26 March 2020 due to a number of waste collection staff being required to self-isolate.

Please do not attempt to take any garden waste to any of the County Council’s Household Recycling Centres, as these are currently closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide updates on when the service will start again as soon as we can.

What to do with your rubbish if you have Coronavirus or are self-isolating

Follow the guidance on the Public Health England website if anyone in your household suspects they have Coronavirus.

Individuals with confirmed Coronavirus can store their personal waste (for example, used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths) securely within disposable bags. When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other wastes.

This must be stored for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual domestic or household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Recycling centres

All household waste recycling centres are now closed on advice from the Government until further notice.

Litter

We are getting lots of reports of overflowing bins due to an increase in dog walkers because of Coronavirus. If you see an overflowing bin please take your rubbish and dog waste home with you if possible.