Council reminds residents to make the most of their kerbside bin collections
Nottinghamshire County Council continues to advise residents to only visit recycling centres if essential and to make the most of their kerbside bin collections to help manage queues at sites during busy times.
During the summer months visits to household waste and recycling centres across the county normally increase as more residents enjoy gardening and DIY projects at home. Though, during the ongoing pandemic, residents are reminded that journeys to recycling sites should only be made if absolutely necessary and residents are asked to consider if their waste can be disposed of safely by other means.
County Councillor Phil Rostance, Vice Chair of the Communities and Place Committee said: “The most convenient and safest way for residents to dispose of their waste is by using their kerbside collection services delivered by local district and borough councils, and only visit a recycling centre if it is absolutely essential to help relieve queues on the surrounding highway as people try to get rid of their back log of waste.
“As the current lockdown measures continue to ease slowly, we want to remind residents that a visit to a recycling centre should only be undertaken if the waste or recycling can no longer be stored at home safely - it’s definitely not to be considered as a ‘day trip out’.
“The new site restrictions and social distancing measures in place, are there to keep residents and the staff working on site safe, but they do mean queues and delays are expected at busier times, so we need residents to only visit when it is essential. This in turn will help us to continue to deliver the service whilst operating at a reduced capacity.
“All district and borough bulky waste collection services across the county have been reintroduced after the service was initially paused in the early stages of the lockdown. Providing residents with an alternative option rather than visiting a recycling centre.”
Bulky waste collection is available through your local district or borough council, please contact them directly for further information and to book. District and borough councils also provide a chargeable kerbside garden waste collection service.
Glass can’t be put in your kerbside recycling bin; however, some districts and boroughs councils do carry out kerbside collections. If you don’t have a glass kerbside collection in your area you can visit a local bring site.
Residents can download a copy of the Nottinghamshire Recycles guide to help learn more about what can and can’t be recycled in their kerbside recycling across the county, just visit www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/nottinghamshirerecycles
Residents should not travel to a household waste and recycling site if they have coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or at a high risk of contracting the virus. Any items of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves should go in general waste bins as they cannot be recycled. If you are disposing of waste contaminated or potentially contaminated with COVID-19 we ask that you double bag the material and store this securely for 72 hours before putting out for your regular waste collection at kerbside.