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Waste services during Coronavirus

Waste services and guidance during Coronavirus

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I have symptoms of coronavirus - what should I do with my waste:

  • 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.


I am self-isolating – what should I do with my waste?

  • When cleaning you should use your usual household products, like detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, handrails, remote controls and table tops.
  • This is particularly important if you have an older or vulnerable person in the house.
  • This household waste can be disposed of as normal.

When is my bin day?

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