NFDC Waste, recycling, and environment during Covd-19 Pandemic.

The following notes have been supplied by NFDC.

Collecting household rubbish and recycling is a priority but there are likely to be some adjustments to refuse collections. Residents are being asked to keep an eye on website announcements, and to share information with any family or friends who are unable to access the website

Black and clear sack collections

Please put sacks out for collection at the edge of your own property – do not stack-pile sacks with neighbours’. It’s important you can identify your own sacks as, if refuse is not collected on the collection day, you will need to take yours back in. (Our operatives may still stack-pile as part of their collection patterns)

Refuse crews have been given guidance on how to maintain social distancing and adjustments are being made to the way we carry out the service to follow this in a safe way. Residents are asked not to approach crews with questions and to keep to 2m distance.

How to store rubbish if you are self-isolating

Advice on how to store rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or self-isolating (COVID-19) - double bag all waste that contains tissues and do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Garden Waste

Garden waste collection is suspended until further notice.

Bulky Waste

Bookings for bulky waste collections have been suspended until further notice.

Glass recycling collections

Currently glass collections are still taking place.

Clinical waste collections

Both orange sacks and yellow sharps boxes are being collected as normal.

How you can help

Residents can help us continue to collect waste by minimising what is put out for collection:

Hold on to unwanted items for the time being – house clearance waste, DIY materials and old clothes and toys

Garden waste – start a compost heap or add to a compost bin.

Reduce food waste – don’t buy or cook more than you need, store or freeze leftovers, keep an eye on use by dates, compost what you can

Recycling banks

Recycling banks (‘bring sites’) and textiles banks are no longer being emptied. Visiting recycling bank sites is considered an unnecessary journey. Residents are advised to stay at home, present any recyclable materials at the kerbside and hold onto any unwanted textiles.

Fly tipping

Police and Council officers are patrolling for fly tipping. Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted. You may be fly tipping if you;

-put rubbish, glass or other recyclables on the floor next to a full bin or recycling bank, or

-leave a bag outside a closed charity shop, or

-give your DIY and rubble to someone to dispose of who doesn't have a waste carriers license



Our teams continue to clean streets and empty dog waste and litter bins in public areas, whilst also providing back up support to our crucial refuse teams. Residents are reminded that dog waste can be placed in any litter bin, so if dog waste bins are full are asked to use a different public litter bin or take the waste home with them.