Covid-19: Waste and Recycling Services

If you have suspected or confirmed Coronavirus and are self-isolating, you need to double bag your used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and wait 72 hours before putting it out for collection. For more information visit our page here.

Our Household Recycling Centres are still open as normal, although bookings are required.

To book or for further details, visit our HRC Bookings page. Social distancing is required on site.

Householder Duty of Care

Householders must ensure that household waste is properly disposed of. The householder duty of care is provided by Section 34 (2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (inserted by the Household Waste Duty of Care Regulations 2005). A breach of the household duty of care would also attract an unlimited fine if convicted.

 

Steps you should take to fulfil your duty of care

If you have waste:

 

  • ensure that the person who takes control of your waste is licensed to do so
  • take steps to prevent it from leaving your control
  • store it safely and securely
  • prevent it from causing environmental pollution or harming anyone
  • describe the waste in writing and prepare a transfer note if you intend to pass the waste on to someone else

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