City Council has issued new guidance on how to dispose of some types of waste
items during the coronavirus outbreak.
government guidance, any household where there is someone with coronavirus
symptoms is now asked to dispose of their waste differently to help limit the
spread of the virus.
waste, such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, should now be dealt
with as follows:
in a tied bag
first bag inside a second bag
the bag separate from other rubbish for 72 hours (three days)
in your purple bin as usual after 72 hours.
These small steps will help to protect Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd (LSSL) staff when they are collecting refuse.
household waste can be disposed of as normal, making sure bins (or bags/boxes)
are at collection points by 6.45am.
continues to collect purple (waste) and blue (recycling) wheelie bins – and for
those without wheelie bins – black bin sacks/recycling boxes – as normal.
the council’s green garden waste service is currently suspended and all
Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are closed until further notice.
Also, the council’s large-item collection service Bulky Bob’s has been suspended. Residents should hold on to items and keep them off the public highway until the service re-opens.
Brown, chief operating officer, Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd, said: “We have two
priorities at the moment: keeping our services running and keeping our staff
safe and well.
do this we are asking households where there is someone who has coronavirus
symptoms to dispose of their waste carefully and not to put it into their bin
until three days have passed. This is to limit, as far as possible, the risk of
spreading the infection.
safer we can keep our staff, the more likely we are to be able to keep running
a normal service, and we need residents’ help to do that.”