Coronavirus: Green bin collections stop and rubbish tips shut

Recycling centres have been closed by Kent County Council

Recycling centres have been closed by Kent County Council

People can still subscribe to the green waste collection scheme here https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Environment-Planning-and-Waste/Waste-and-Recycling/Green-Garden-Waste/Annual-Green-Garden-Waste-Subscription-Service but the deadline is tomorrow (Thursday).

It says crews will try to deal with requests already booked, but from now on householders will need to take their bulky items to one of the authority's household waste recycling centres.

The council is reminding people that it has limited capacity in its collection vehicles and at waste transfer stations, and so it needs Dorset residents to help.

The council has also suspended its brown bin garden waste collections to all households.

A council is bringing garden waste collections to a halt to direct resources into "more important services".

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Waste recycling centres have been closed and people are being urged not to create extra waste by carrying out DIY at their homes.

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If your collection has been missed, please check the service disruption page on the coronavirus section of the Dorset Council website before reporting.

"Please hang on to any bulky waste until the sites reopen and don't be tempted to fly tip".

Bury Council has told residents it will not be picking up brown bins for garden and food waste this week or next, while Bolton said priority will be given to the collection of rubbish, food waste containers and green bins, with recycling bins "emptied where possible". People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen.

'As councils prioritise protecting the vulnerable, there will be inevitable disruption to other important services, such as bin collections and street cleaning.

Cllr Athwal said: "I am asking that as a community, we pull together and endure some changes to services over the next few weeks". These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.

'Some household waste recycling centres will be temporarily closed to the general public and, unless essential, people should not be leaving their homes to visit these sites. However, due to staff shortages, the council is warning that it may need to suspend some services at short notice.

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