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General Waste: grey or black wheelie bin

What to do with your rubbish if you have Coronavirus or are self-isolating

Individuals with confirmed Coronavirus who have been assessed as suitable for self-isolation can store their personal waste (for example, 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.

If storage for at least 72 hours is not appropriate, arrange for collection as a Category B infectious waste by contacting us. We will supply you with orange clinical waste bags for you to place your bags into so the waste can be sent for appropriate treatment.

We collect non-recyclable household rubbish every two weeks. Make sure your bin is out by 6am on collection day with the lid closed.

You can recycle card, paper, glass, tins and plastics.

What to put in your household rubbish bin:

  • nappies   
  • sanitary products
  • polystyrene  
  • crisp and sweet packets
  • dog and cat waste
  • tissues/ kitchen roll
  • food pouches (foil lined) 
  • plastic film, bubble wrap and cling film
  • carrier bags
  • standard light bulbs (low energy ones can be taken to a recycling centre)
  • coal ash and charcoal

We will not collect trade or building waste.

Waste collected in your rubbish bin is sent to an Energy Recovery Facility in Ardley where it is turned into electricity.

Extra rubbish

We do not collect extra household rubbish in addition to the standard bins. You can take it to Dix Pit Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Waste and recycling policy

Our policy has information on how we manage the waste and recycling service.