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Sheffield Council cancel green bin collections due to coronavirus

Written by on 27/10/2020

Sheffield Council have cancelled green bin collections until further notice due to the impact of coronavirus on staffing levels.

The council announced on Tuesday that it would no longer be collection garden waste bins and for residents not to put their green bins out.

This means that the council can prioritise the staff they have available for black bin collections.

Gillian Charters, head of waste management, said: “The ongoing collection of waste is critical and we are doing everything we can to keep the service operating as fully as possible.

“However, due to the threat of coronavirus and impact on public health, the black bin and clinical waste collections will be prioritised to ensure that essential services remain in operation, allowing us to keep Sheffield as clean and safe as possible.

“We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as we face an ever changing situation.”

The council say if they can re-start green bin collections in November they will up date the website.

All black and recycling bin collections will be continuing as normal.

Households, which are showing symptoms of the coronavirus and are self-isolating should continue to use the black bin collection service as normal, with the following important exceptions:

  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • Place each bag into another bag, tie them securely and keep separate from other waste.
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your black bin for collection.
  • Please do not take this waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.