If you are self-isolating, you should follow simple precautions to make sure you dispose of your waste safely

Households that are self isolating should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice which states:

  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • Place these bags into another bag, tied securely and keep separate from other waste.
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external general waste bin.
  • Please do not take this waste to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Please dispose of your other household waste as normal. It is more important than ever to ensure that recycling is clean and dry, and that rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public.

If you are in isolation, or disposing of waste from during your time in isolation, do not visit the Smugglers Way or Vale Street Centres.

View the full GOV.UK guidance on stay at home advice.

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