Recycling, waste and environment
Community recycling centres
The odds-and-even car number plate system is no longer in use at community recycling centres although only a few vehicles are allowed into the sites at any one time.
From Monday, June 29, the recycling centres will also allow vans and trailers on site with the permit system for booking in available.
All items and materials must be sorted before entering a recycling centre, and only one person is allowed to get out of the vehicle to dispose of waste.
Garden waste collections
Residents wishing to sign up to the garden waste service will have the chance to do so from Friday, June 19.
The service temporarily stopped during the lockdown but resumed in early May.
However there is a limit on the number of new sign-ups the service can take and it will be on a first come, first served basis. The service will be £38.30 per household for the remainder of the service, or £34.30 for pensioners.
Recycling and waste collections
The general waste and recycling collection services are operating as normal. While the missed / bulk collections and delivery of bags were temporarily suspended earlier this month, they are currently back up and running, although this may be subject to change at short notice.
Any household currently awaiting a delivery of new refuse bags will be able to use black bags or a similar alternative. To ensure Kier can continue to offer a county borough-wide service, the two-bag waste limit still applies.
To help refuse lorries and other vehicles complete their rounds, please park considerately and leave enough space for them to get through.
Two-bag waste limit
From 29 June, households will need to strictly observe the two-bag limit on waste. Additional bags were collected in exceptional circumstances while the community recycling centres were temporarily closed, but now that they are open again, the limit is in place once more.
If someone in the household is showing coronavirus symptoms, tissues and wipes used to clean surfaces, should be double bagged (using plastic bags) and put aside for 72 hours before going into the blue waste bag.
Please DO NOT put any tissues, kitchen roll, toilet paper or wipes in your recycling bags.