Somerset bins WILL be collected

Somerset Waste Partnership took the decision yesterday (25 March) to close all of its household waste recycling centres. The decision was taken they say because the large number of users was making it impossible to police the government’s “social distancing” measures.

However, despite what you may have read elsewhere, all “kerb side” rubbish and recycling collections will continue as normal. This makes it all the more important not to miss your collection date for brown box, green and black boxes and black bins.

Understandably the “missed bin” service is suspended so make sure your bins are out on time and clearly visible. Garden waste collections and bulky collections have also been suspended.

If you have symptoms

The Government has provided guidance on how to dispose of personal waste, like tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, if you have Coronavirus symptoms.

The guidance is for anyone with symptoms, including those diagnosed with the infection who must remain at home until they are well. It also applies to people in households with someone showing symptoms (a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature) that may be caused by coronavirus.

Personal waste, should be stored securely in disposable rubbish bags. These should then be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your home. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual rubbish outside your house, which will be collected as part of the usual fortnightly collections.

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