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Waste & recycling centres closed

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Sandy Nunez | 25 March, 2020, 18:40

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

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

On its website, the council stated: "It is recommended that residents dispose of food waste in their general waste (grey) bin".

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, said: "We know that these are hard times for anyone delivering front line services".

Although the Island's household recycling centres are now closed to the public following government guidelines, normal kerbside bin collections continue to take place.

'We want to keep our usual kerbside waste collections going for as long as possible, but we're anticipating challenges in resourcing this service as the coronavirus situation continues and are prepared to make changes if the system starts to strain.

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Cllr Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, told residents to hang on to bulky waste until the sites reopen.

Please do not leave any waste outside the recycling centres - leaving waste outside the recycling centres or anywhere else is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted.

"With people staying at home all day during the pandemic, household waste levels are expected to increase putting extra pressure on kerbside collections".

Manchester City Council said food and garden bins would be collected fortnightly instead of every week and should be put out alongside general waste. It's fine to put glass into your purple bin but we won't be able to uplift it so please keep it in your garden.

Cornwall Council announced this morning that all 14 HWRCs in Cornwall would now be closed following the latest updates on guidance.

Many councils are asking residents to keep bins on their property and not pavements until collections restart.