Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Waste & recycling centres closed

Waste & recycling centres closed

'We are reminding people that we have limited capacity in our collection vehicles and at our waste transfer stations, and so we need Dorset residents to help, ' said a council spokesperson.

"If anyone in your household has a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, put all used tissues and cleaning cloths in a rubbish bag.

The service is reviewed daily so please continue to visit this page". The council has already issued information on how it's planning to ensure this essential service remains in place.

Council chief executive Ken Miles said: "Waste and Recycling is a vital service provided by the council going to every single household across the North Devon district". "All garden waste collections were suspended on Monday (23rd March) until further notice".

Do not put your glass box out for collection until it is full.

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However, an eyewitness close to the Gurudwara said, on the condition of anonymity, that he had heard two blasts so far. There were about 150 worshippers inside the Gurdwara at the time of the attack, he added.

They also advised putting bins out before 5am, as waste collection teams will now work on separate shifts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, with one collection beginning at 5am.

Councillor Tony Alford, Dorset Council's portfolio holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said: 'We understand that the closure of our household recycling centres will place pressure on our kerbside services, but we have to follow central government public health measures.

Keep this waste separate from other waste in the room/household in which you are self-isolating. If any members of your household are showing symptoms of Coronavirus, please double back your waste before you put it into your bins.

Cllr Athwal added: "I understand that life will not always be easy in the coming weeks but I know that if we work together as a community we will get through these hard times.

Regular updates will be provided on the council's website and social media channels".

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