Disposing of your waste during the current coronavirus situation

Household recycling centre

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have closed the household recycling centre at the Swindon Road with immediate effect.

Please make full use of your kerbside waste collection service, as we continue our efforts to keep these working for you.  You can recycle card, paper, glass, plastic pots, tubs and trays and also tins and cans at home, including food waste and garden waste. 

Waste and recycling collections

At present all kerbside collections are happening as normal, however there may be some disruption to collections over the coming weeks and months. If this happens, we ask you to leave bins and boxes out securely and Ubico will collect as soon as possible.

Textiles, small electrical items, cardboard, plastics, cans/tins, paper, glass, and food can all be recycling at home in your kerbside boxes, bags or food caddies. A paid for kerbside garden waste service is also available for residents. 

However, we are operating with a reduced number of staff so our non-essential bulky waste collection bookings are currently suspended.

You must follow the Public Health England advice regarding waste disposal. Please consider how you can reduce the amount of waste produced by your household and continue to recycle as much as possible.  Further advice will be available on our website shortly.

Waste disposal for residents with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19

If you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and are in self-isolation, your personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths):

  1. Should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. It should then be stored for at least 72 hours before it can be put in with your normal household waste

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Please read the latest Public Health England guidance on cleaning and waste disposal.

Help our crews to stay safe 

Please ensure all your kerbside recycling is properly sorted. Less handling by our crews will help to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading. Let’s get it sorted!