COVID-19 and Waste Disposal

Recycling bin

We have had reports of large volumes of tissues and face masks being placed in the recycling bin. Please do not put these items into the recycling bin, they should be placed in the grey bin. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 please follow the instructions below for disposal of your personal waste.

Personal waste

Disposal of personal waste during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest Public Health England information regarding the disposal of personal waste is as follows:

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

The Household Waste and Recycling Centres are managed by Warwickshire County Council. They will be reopening some of their sites from Monday 18th May 2020. You will need to book a slot to visit one of the sites.


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Last updated on 13/08/2020