Rubbish, Recycling

COVID-19 - Important update on the Household Waste Recycling Centres

Following the latest government guidance on COVID-19 and in light of the rapidly moving situation, the Council has taken the difficult decision to close all 14 of the Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) from 5pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020 until further notice.

The Government has been clear under which very limited circumstances individuals are permitted to ,leave their home.  The HWRC sites do not fall within these categories, and keeping the sites open is encouraging residents to continue to leave their homes and visit the sites.

Please continue to use existing District Council local kerbside waste collection services.  Some of our District Council partners have taken the decision to temporarily withdraw their garden waste collections, therefore please keep your garden waste for now.  In the meantime, you can: 

  • Home compost
  • Leave grass cuttings on the lawn where they will mulch down to provide nutrients
  • Leave areas of grass uncut (the wildlife will love this!)           

In addition, please keep additional waste to a minimum - avoid any home projects that will generate waste such as clearing out your garage or shed, and store all your waste at home until the Government restrictions are lifted.

We thank you for your cooperation, support and understanding in these unprecedented times.

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