Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and service updates

All recycle sites are on their usual schedules and take all usual materials. More: somersetwaste.gov.uk/allatall/

Recycling site visitors must take responsibility to keep themselves and others safe. Please check latest safety and travel advice. Wear gloves and, if possible, a mask.

If any kerbside collection is missed, report this via My Waste Services here.

Personal waste disposal advice (see video below)

The Government has provided guidance on how to dispose of personal waste, like tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, if you have Coronavirus symptoms.

The guidance is for anyone with symptoms, including those diagnosed with the infection who must remain at home until they are well. It also applies to people in households with someone showing symptoms (a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature) that may be caused by coronavirus.

Personal waste, should be stored securely in disposable rubbish bags. These should then be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your home. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual rubbish outside your house, which will be collected as part of the usual rubbish collections.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Full guidance for people staying at home because of confirmed or possible infection can be found on  the Government’s website here.

Before putting waste containers out for collection and after taking them back in, please wash hands and disinfect container handles.