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By Michael Brown

Senior Staff Writer

19 March 2020

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Coronavirus: Advice on cleaning and waste disposal

Families should “clean, clean, clean” and store used cloths and tissues separately for 72 hours to help fight coronavirus (COVID-19).

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As part of the latest Government advice there are a number of steps people can take to try and get rid of the virus around their homes, and minimise its risk to others.

Household cleaning products are effective

Clean frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, handrails, remote controls and table tops using your usual household products, like detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at destroying the virus on surfaces.

This is particularly important if you have an older or vulnerable person in the house.

What to do with used tissues and cloths

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths should be stored in disposable rubbish bags, placed into another bag, that is then tied securely and kept separate from other waste.

This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your green household wheelie bin for disposal as normal.

Bin collections continue as normal

Refuse collections continue as usual and residents should put out their bins as normal, by 6.30am on the day of collection.

Household Waste & Recycling Centres

Following Government advice to minimise unnecessary journeys and to comply with social distancing measures all of our Household Waste & Recycling Centres are closed until further notice.

Residents are requested to please store rubbish appropriately until it can be disposed of correctly. 

Find out more

For the latest advice on staying at home with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection see the page on the website here.

For more information about our rubbish, recycling and waste services – including when your bin day is - visit our bins page.