Sheffield council SUSPEND green bin collections and issue update on black bins

All green bin collections have been suspended in Sheffield, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sheffield City Council has announced.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 8:39 am

A spokesman said: “Due to the impact of the coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections are suspended until further notice.

“Please do not put your green bin out for collection.

“If we are able to restart collections in November we will update our website. Veolia and Sheffield City Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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Green bin collections have been suspended in Sheffield.

“By suspending the garden waste collections we are able to prioritise the collection crews we have available for black bin collections.

All black bin and recycling collections will operate as normal today.

Households, which are showing symptoms of the coronavirus and are self-isolating should continue to use the black bin collection service as normal, with the following important exceptions:

Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.

Place each bag into another bag, tie them securely and keep separate from other waste.

These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your black bin for collection.

Please do not take this waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

All five Household Waste Recycling Centres, remain open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm during October. From 1st November the sites will revert to winter hours, 10am to 4pm and only the Shiregreen site will remain open 7 days a week.

Gillian Charters, head of waste management, said: “The ongoing collection of waste is critical and we are doing everything we can to keep the service operating as fully as possible. However, due to the threat of coronavirus and impact on public health, the black bin and clinical waste collections will be prioritised to ensure that essential services remain in operation, allowing us to keep Sheffield as clean and safe as possible. We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as we face an ever changing situation.”

The situation with the Coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, for up to date service updates, visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste