Household Waste and Recycling News (Covid-19)

The council has taken the decision to suspend recycling, food and garden waste collection services following the day’s collections on Wednesday 25th March, in order to prioritise staff resources to support our household waste and clinical collections.

The suspension of the recycling, food and garden waste will allow the crews to concentrate on emptying brown bins. As an authority, we understand theses changes are frustrating, however due to the unprecedented position we find ourselves in, it is one we feel we need to take.

On Thursday 26th March we will introduce a weekly collection of your brown bin. Please do not put out your recycling, food waste or garden waste receptacles out for collection from this date, as they won’t be collected.

All waste can be stored in your brown bin, and will be collected on your normal brown bin day. If you are a Monday collection, you will be collected every Monday going forward. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep residents informed of the current situation. Please ensure your bin is presented as per our collection criteria, bin lids must be down and no additional side waste will be removed.

National Government guidance for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 is to dispose of any used tissues or hygiene products (such as disposable cleaning cloths) in a bin bag, tied securely.

These bags should be placed into another bin bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your general household waste bin (brown bin) for collection as usual.

There is no need to arrange for a clinical waste collection for this type of waste.

Bulky waste

We are no longer taking bookings for bulky waste collections in order to prioritise our main collection services. Any appointments already booked will be honoured.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres (local tips) have been closed by the Merseyside Waste and Recycling Authority. This affects the Ravenhead, Rainhill and Newton-le-Willows centres.