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Coronavirus: We are following government advice and updates about any impact on our services will be added here as soon as possible: http://www.newforest.gov.uk/coronavirus

Recycling, rubbish and waste

Recycling and rubbish

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): We're working hard to deliver essential services, and we're prioritising collection of household rubbish and recycling sacks

How to put your sacks out for collection: It's important you can identify your own sacks. Please help us at this time by-

  • putting your sacks out for collection at the edge of your own property
  • NOT stackpiling your sacks with your neighbours

If your sacks are not collected on your collection day please take them back in and check newforest.gov.uk/coronavirus

Only set out your normal household waste. Our waste collection teams are working very hard to maintain rubbish and recycling collections for the whole district. But we're finding that many households are presenting a lot more waste than usual, and we are struggling to collect it all. So we can continue collections for everyone, we're asking all households not to present the following for collection:

  • house clearance or DIY waste  
  • garden waste
  • un-bagged waste, furniture or electricals

 How to store your rubbish if you or anyone in your household -

  • has confirmed Coronavirus
  • has symptoms of Coronavirus
  • is self-isolating

Double bag your waste:

  • Any personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth should be stored separately to other waste. Put these items in a waste bag, and then put in a second waste bag. 
  • These bags should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.
  • You can then put these bags into your black sack for collection.

Do not put your sacks out for collection for at least 3 days

  • For example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning.
  • If you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you will need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the Coronavirus. 

To keep to date and for more information check newforest.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

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