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Bins, litter & recycling - Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Update, 23 March

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Following the closure of our Waste Recycling Centres in Kilbirnie and Largs, we can now confirm that those in Irvine and Arran will also close temporarily while we review arrangements for members of the public attending the sites in light of the UK Government advice issued over the weekend. We will keep you updated.

Household waste collection services will be continuing as normal

Update, 21 March

Waste service changes

To allow us to focus on resourcing our household bin collection service we are taking the following steps from Monday 23 March:

Special Uplift Service – we will temporarily stop accepting any new special uplift requests.

New Bin Deliveries – deliveries will be made to recently completed new build properties only.

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) - we have been monitoring customer numbers all week and demand is down significantly. We will therefore temporarily close the HWRCs in Largs and Kilbirnie to allow redeployment of staff to the household bin collection service.

Residents can still attend the HWRCs in Irvine and on Arran to dispose of waste.

These steps will help us to continue to focus on normal household bin collections to ensure there is no disruption to that service.

These measures are all temporary and being kept under constant review with a view to resuming all services as soon as possible.

Self-isolation advice

NHS Inform have published ‘stay at home’ waste disposal advice.

If you are self-isolating please think about securely storing personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in disposable bags.

The NHS Inform guidance is that these should be:

  • placed into another bag so that it is securely contained within two bags
  • tied securely
  • kept separate from other waste in your room
  • put aside for at least 72 hours before being putting in your usual external household waste bin

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.