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Coronavirus: Updates and information

We are adapting our services as the situation changes. For details and to find out how to get help or volunteer to help others, visit our 'Coronavirus: Help for communities' page. Please follow the official NHS and government advice.

Green bin collections suspended until further notice

These services are to be suspended between 23 March and 4 May to allow crews to concentrate on emptying blue and black bins

Customers asked to not take items to recycling points

These cannot currently be emptied so please do not take items to recycling points until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Become a recycling champion

We're looking for people to become volunteer recycling champions and help others to recycle more and waste less.

As a recycling champion you will be part of a team of over 100 volunteers aiming to reduce the amount of household rubbish that's thrown away.

You don’t need any particular experience or specialist knowledge to become a champion: if you believe that recycling is important and are willing to convey your enthusiasm about helping the environment to others, we would like to speak to you.

Contact us if you’re interested in becoming a community recycling champion, or would like more information.

If you spend one hour helping your community, you can earn one time credit. Time credits can be exchanged for a variety of things, from exercise classes to cinema and theatre tickets. Volunteer your time and earn time credits.

Activities

There are all sorts of different activities to get involved in and how much time you give is completely up to you.

You might get involved in:

  • helping out at local events
  • distributing leaflets to local residents
  • acting as a focal point in your community for recycling issues
  • talking to local groups about recycling
  • displaying posters on local notice boards

Upcoming activities

  • Monthly meeting – come and chat about recycling with us on the second Wednesday of each month at Ross Street Community Centre from 11am to 1pm

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