Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to waste services

Coronavirus: changes to waste services

Which waste services have been suspended, which are running as usual and what to do with coronavirus waste.

Reuse and recycling centres

There are:

  • restrictions on when you can go to a recycling centre
  • strict social distancing measures in place 

Find out more on our tips and recycling centres page

Only go to a recycling centre if you can’t store your waste or recycling at your home without it being a risk to your health. 

Business Waste Transfer Station open

The Avonmouth Business Waste Transfer Station is open for commercial, charged-for waste. You must:

New bin or recycling box orders suspended

We’re not taking new orders for new black wheelie bins or recycling boxes.

If you don’t have the correct bin or box, you should:

  • separate your recycling by type (cans, plastics, card, paper, glass) and put it in untied bags, we can’t take bags of mixed recycling
  • put waste that can’t be recycled in tied bin bags and put them on the kerbside on your usual collection day

Waste and recycling collection services running as usual

Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our crews, our waste and recycling collection services are running as usual.

To avoid placing extra strain on our crews, you should:

  • delay projects that might generate extra waste or recycling
  • avoid putting extra waste in the black wheelie bin
  • sort your recycling properly

Missed collections

You can't report missed bin or recycling collections at this time.

Coronavirus waste

Before you put items such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in your black bin, you should:

  • double-bag them, tying the bags securely
  • keep them separate from other waste for 72 hours before putting them out for collection