Coronavirus: Green bin collections stop and rubbish tips shut

Recycling centres have been closed by Kent County Council

Recycling centres have been closed by Kent County Council

These, and other hygiene products, should be bagged and placed in rubbish bins.

The council is reminding people that it has limited capacity in its collection vehicles and at waste transfer stations, and so it needs Dorset residents to help.

The council has said that all kerbside collections of rubbish and recycling will continue as normal.

"Our staff will attempt to carry out as many collections as possible".

However due to the coronavirus outbreak the county council has made the decision to close all sites until further notice.

"Please hang on to any bulky waste until the sites reopen and don't be tempted to fly tip".

Carron McDiarmid, executive chief officer for communities and place, said: "While we are doing our best to maintain our regular waste and recycling collections, we need to be realistic and plan for staff shortages".

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Brighton and Hove Council said its two dumps have been temporarily closed after "very high numbers of people started using the sites in recent days, increasing the risk of the virus spreading".

If your collection has been missed, please check the service disruption page on the coronavirus section of the Dorset Council website before reporting.

Adam Read, external affairs director for Suez, said: 'It is too early for us to see an upward trend in the data for household food waste collections.

Do not put any electrical items in any of your bins at home.

When full, tie the bag and place in a second and tied securely.

'Covid-19 (Coronavirus): All Nottinghamshire recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 March, following the Prime Minister's statement on 23 March.

"I want to thank everyone for playing their part in helping us keep these vital services going and to our front-line workers who are working hard to ensure everyone's waste continues to be dealt with safely and responsibly". However, due to staff shortages, the council is warning that it may need to suspend some services at short notice.

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