Waste recycling centres close in North Yorkshire

Waste recycling centres close in North Yorkshire

On its website, the council stated: "It is recommended that residents dispose of food waste in their general waste (grey) bin".

A statement from the authority said: "The coronavirus has had an impact on our waste and recycling service workers which means we are now unable to carry out all bin collections".

The council will continue to work closely with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to monitor and respond to the national situation.

From today, the council has suspended the booking of new bulky uplift collections to allow staff to concentrate on providing regular waste collections.

In East Sussex the 10 household recycling sites will close by the end of Monday.

Garden bin and recycling collections are also on hold in many areas, to give household and clinical waste priority.

These, and other hygiene products, should be bagged and placed in rubbish bins.

"People should hold onto bulky items such as furniture, wood and metals as well as garden waste until the sites reopen", Suffolk County Council said.

Brighton and Hove Council said its two dumps have been temporarily closed after "very high numbers of people started using the sites in recent days, increasing the risk of the virus spreading".

Those with coronavirus symptoms should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into their wheelie bin, the government has advised.

Reductions in collections of kitchen scraps come amid concerns that there will be an increase in food waste as people throw away the fresh food they had stockpiled in panic-buying which saw supermarket shelves emptied.

Penny Carpenter, chairman of the environment committee, said: "During this challenging time for everyone, it is important we resource our most important services".

Garden waste collections have also been suspended.

'Covid-19 (Coronavirus): All Nottinghamshire recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 March, following the Prime Minister's statement on 23 March. However, due to staff shortages, the council is warning that it may need to suspend some services at short notice.

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