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No renewals for green waste

March 31, 2020 7:57 PM

Wiltshire Council has postponed the renewal process for garden waste collection until 15 June because of COVID-19. Garden waste collections will continue, at least for the moment.

Customers who have already paid for the service will continue to have their garden waste collected until 30 June.

Twin Wiltshire Council CEOs, Alistair Cunningham and Terence Herbert, said together: "Given the challenges we're facing due to COVID-19, we have taken the decision to defer the renewal process for our garden waste collection service for two months.

"Customers who currently pay for garden waste collections will not have to do anything - the council will contact them from 15 June when details for the 2020/21 renewals process will be sent out.

"During this period, collections of garden waste will continue, provided our contractor has sufficient staff to maintain service delivery, given the risk of absence as some staff have to self-isolate."

More information about garden waste renewals is available at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling and you can find your household waste and recycling collection day at https://ilforms.wiltshire.gov.uk/WasteCollectionDays/index.

Anyone who suspects they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should put waste tissues, disposable cleaning cloths and wipes into a plastic bag and tie the bag when full. Then they should double-bag it in a second bin bag and tie it up before storing these bags for at least 72 hours (three days) and then placing them in their normal wheeled bin. For more information, please see the latest Defra guidance on cleaning your home and disposing of waste: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection