Published on 24th March 2020

bin collections

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement, the Household Recycling Centre in Swindon Road has now been closed to the public.

Councillor Chris Coleman, Cabinet Member, clean green environment said “We would encourage all residents to make use of the kerbside recycling service which enables residents to recycle glass, paper, cardboard, all plastic pots tubs and trays, foil, aerosols without leaving home.   Residents are asked to wash out tins, jars, bottles and tubs before putting them in their recycling box.  To help keep our crews safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, residents are asked to properly sort all their recycling into separate boxes – details are available on our website. This will help speed up collections but reduce the spread of COVID-19.’’

Ubico, are diverting resources into maintaining the kerbside collection service and this includes garden waste.  If your bin or box is missed, Ubico will return to collect this as soon as possible so please leave it presented at kerbside.  Residents can sign up for a garden waste service at   

The council is offering tips through its social media channels on reducing food waste by using up left overs and one easy way to get rid of garden waste is to start home composting it.

Residents with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

Those who have been assessed as suitable for self-isolation can store their personal waste (eg; 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.

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

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