Your Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Services during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2020
Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), residents may see changes to their waste and recycling collection services over the coming weeks.
Whilst we will make every effort to avoid this, we are asking residents to please visit the Council’s website and follow us on social media to keep updated on services and possible amendments, allowing us to direct our resources in the best way possible during this busy period.
Whilst your wheeled bin collection and street cleansing services are currently running as normal, this may change in the coming weeks, as our staff and resources become further affected by the current situation. Whilst we will do our upmost to carry out all waste and cleansing functions to the best of our ability, any unavoidable changes will be communicated fully on our website and social media channels.
We will also update you on any actions you may be required to take (i.e. amendments to bin presentation and times) and so ask that residents please check online in the first instance, before calling our customer service department at this very busy time, for any waste and cleansing enquiries.
What can you do to help?
- Present your bin by 7am, we may empty your bin at a different time than we usually do
- Be mindful of parking. Due to the current circumstances, there are an increase in vehicles parked on streets, please try and leave room for our HGV bin collection trucks to gain access
- Please refrain from approaching our waste operatives. If you have to, please ensure you adhere to the 2 metre social distance guidance. If you have queries, please visit the website or social media channels in the first instance.
Councillor Jill Sheppard, Portfolio Holder for Central Services and Refuse, said:
“The health and wellbeing of our residents and employees is always at the forefront of our minds. We know that the waste and cleansing services we provide are essential and during this time, we will, as always, continue to serve our residents to the best of our abilities. We will regularly update our website and social media channels with the latest information and advice about how Covid-19 is affecting our services and what steps the Council and residents need to take in order to fulfil services.”
Visit the Council’s dedicated service disruption announcement webpage: www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/coronavirus.
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Service closures and suspensions: Recycling Centre, banks & bulky waste services
Bulky Waste Collection bookings have been suspended until further notice. Whilst we are aiming to fulfil any current bookings, we will contact customers direct should this change at short notice.
Judkins Household Recycling Centre, ran and operated by Warwickshire County Council, will not open from Tuesday 24 March onwards, for an indefinite period, following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives.
Nuneaton and Bedworth’s recycling bring bank sites will also be closed during this time until further notice.
We thank you for your patience and co-operation during this time
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