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Last updated Monday 30th March 2020

Black, blue and brown bin collections continue to take place as normal at this time, however, there may be some disruption to service in the near future.

New guidelines from DAERA on dealing with waste: 

Wash your hands before and after handling your  bins.
Put cloths, wipes and gloves used for cleaning in the general waste bin.
Do not put tissues in your recycling bins - there are people sorting your waste, please respect their health and safety.
Always disinfect the handles of your  bins before and after collection.

If you are self-isolating:

Place personal waste, used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths or gloves in disposable rubbish bags.
Put that bag into a second bag, tie them securely and kept separate from other waste for 72 hours before putting into your usual external general household waste bin.
Also make sure to keep this waste away from children and pets.

Bulky Waste collections have been suspended and all Household Recycling Centres across the Borough are now closed until further notice.

Residents are asked to keep waste normally taken to the Centres at home until the current restrictions are lifted.

Any further changes will be shared here or follow our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

In the event of a reduced workforce we will reduce bin collection in the following sequence:

Stop brown bin collections first. Members of the public will be asked to put food waste into the black bin..

Then, if required, stop blue bin collections.

Then, if required, reduce to monthly black bin collections..