With more people working from home or staying at home to isolate in the current situation, it is important to use the bin stores and areas correctly.
Did you know that the removal of large items from estates, particularly from bin stores and areas, is a major issue and the cost of clearing these items is charged to all residents via the service charge? It is not only the removal of large items that adds to the costs. Contamination of the recycling bins with non-recyclable material also incurs a charge from the local authority. In addition there are clearance costs when refuse sacks are left on the floor and hinder the removal of the waste containers.
Please help us, to help you, your neighbours and the environment by using the appropriate bins for your waste. Please do not dump large items into the bin store. Larger items should be taken to the local recycling centre once they re-open. If you do have larger items that urgently need disposing of, we suggest contacting your local council as in some cases they may be able to arrange a waste collection.
Coronavirus related waste disposal
Public Health England has issued advice regarding disposal of Coronavirus related waste.
For households where a member of the family has been displaying symptoms of Coronavirus, personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, is to be stored within disposable rubbish bags. However these bags should be placed into another bag, tied tightly and securely and kept separate from other waste. If possible this waste should be put aside and kept separate for at least 72 hours before being put into your external household waste bin. This guidance has been put in place to avoid the spread of infection through contaminated waste. Further advice may be given by your local council so please check their website for any extra information.
If you do not separate your waste into the correct bins, your waste bins may not be emptied. The types of bin you have will depend on where you live, but most commonly you have a general household waste bin, a recycling bin and a food only waste bin.