Waste collections continuing as normal for now, council says

Richmondshire District Council recycling boxes.

Waste collections across Richmondshire are continuing as normal for now, officials say.

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 and recycling is being encouraged by Richmondshire District Council, especially of the extra cardboard generated by home deliveries.

Officials have asked that where possible this should 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.

The council is asking that resident’s don’t go and talk to the crews.

A council spokesperson added: “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 –  contact 01748 829100, but 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 says it has changed the way collections are made to ensure 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 at richmondshire.gov.uk