Waste from lateral flow device testing is not considered infectious waste and therefore does not need to be double bagged and stored for 72 hours even in the event of a positive test, including testing undertaken at home. If you have coronavirus symptoms you should put used tissues in a separate bin bag, tie it securely and leave it for 72 hours before putting it into your wheelie bin.
Please be aware that our crews are still operating differently due to Covid in order to continue to follow measures for reducing the spread of coronavirus. Collection routes may be completed slower than planned and we thank residents for their patience during this time. If your street was missed on your collection day please leave your bin out until the next day.
Household waste and recycling centres
Household waste and recycling centres have reopened and are operating on a reduced service in response to COVID-19.
You must book an appointment to visit a Household Waste and Recycling Centre if you are:
- arriving in a larger vehicle or trailer
- bringing paint or chemicals in any vehicle (Hazlehead is the only site that can accept these materials)
Cars and small vans can continue to access the sites without a booking but will still require to bring proof of address.
For more information and to book an appointment please visit: Book an appointment at a household Waste and Recycling Centre.
Note that making a booking does not give priority and you may still need to queue if the site is busy when you arrive.
Frequently asked questions
More information is available in our frequently asked questions below: