Waste collections continue as normal
Waste collections across Richmondshire are currently continuing as normal – but householders are asked to watch the council’s website and social media accounts for changes.
All general waste, recycling and garden waste collections are unchanged – with customers asked to put their bins out by 6.30am on their designated days. No extra bags will be taken – recycling is encouraged, especially of the extra cardboard generated by home deliveries.
Where possible this can be placed in the blue and white bags but excess can be folded and placed next to the recycling bags. If you would like an extra bag leave a note for the recycling crew and they will drop one off at the next collection – please do not go out to talk to them.
Residents who currently receive an assisted collection will continue to receive one but are asked to avoid any contact with the refuse collectors.
Anyone who has, or suspects they have, coronavirus must follow Government guidance when disposing of waste. All disposable tissues and cloths should be put into a separate rubbish bag. The bag should then be tied and placed in a second bag, and securely stored until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours.
Households that use purple sacks to dispose of their waste can get new sacks delivered to their homes on request by contact customer services, but note it will take up to two weeks to deliver sacks from the date of request.
Bulk refuse collection requests are still being taken but there may be some delays. The council has changed the way collections are made to ensure the safety of the refuse team, so they can no longer go into a property to collect items - all bulky items must be placed outside the property to be collected. Further information is available on our waste frequently asked questions page.