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Reminder Issued Over Lockdown Waste Collections

By Published April 17, 2020

MIDDLESBROUGH residents are being reminded that weekly household waste collections are continuing as normal during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Fortnightly recycling collections are also being maintained across the town.

Green waste collections - due resume on April 14 - have been put back by at least a month, and pre-booked bulky and white goods collections are currently on hold.

Area Care staff this week returned from other duties to resume grass cutting and other environmental duties around the town, with all services under regular review.

Key points for residents and landlords:

- Residents are urged to ensure all waste is contained within the bin (communal or individual)
- Please disinfect bin handles - for the benefit of residents and bin crews
- Private landlords - if clearing out ready for next term please ensure a licensed waste removal company is used - do not put items in back alleys
- The Household Waste Centre at Haverton Hill remains closed - residents are asked to refrain from carrying out DIY jobs that will generate extra waste
- Think about what gardening needs to be done - consider leaving cuttings on the lawn and home composting
- Councillor Dennis McCabe, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Environment, said: "In such uncertain times, it's right that we focus our resources on frontline services and the protection of the vulnerable.

"Services that aren't essential have been scaled back or put on hold, and will be resumed when we're in a position to do so.

"In the meantime I'd like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this unsettling period.

"If we work together and follow the Government guidance around staying at home and avoiding all but essential travel, we really will be helping to save lives."

For the latest local updates and information, visit www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/covid19

For information on local help and support, visit Help Boro at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/helpboro or call Middlesbrough Council's support line 01642 729777

The latest advice from Government and Public Health England can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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