Changes to waste and recycling during Covid-19
Waste is an essential service and we are doing all we can to continue collections during Covid-19 whilst protecting our staff and residents.
This may mean making changes to waste services so we can collect everyone’s waste and recycling with reduced staff levels and minimum disruption.
Waste and recycling collections
Visit the waste and recycling collection dates page.
Sort It recycling centres
For information on our Sort It centres visit our find a tip or recycling centre page.
All waste must be disposed of legally and responsibly, make sure you are aware of your duty of care for the disposal of waste. Visit GOV.UK for the waste duty of care code of practice.
Disposal of waste if you have confirmed or possible coronavirus
Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely 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.
Disposing of your rapid lateral flow testing kit
Used items from each test (the testing strip, swab and extraction tube) should be put inside the small plastic bag that comes with the pack and into your non-recyclable waste (black) bin.
The cardboard box and paper leaflet can go into your recycling containers with the rest of your paper and cardboard.