Coronavirus – Waste Advice from Council

South Oxfordshire District Council are advising Henley residents if anyone in your household has or is suspected to have Coronavirus, all personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

It is believed that the virus is unable to survive outside of the body for more than 72 hours. Storing any infected waste for that length of time before collection helps to protect others, including the waste collection crew.

Recycling, food and green waste can be placed in the correct bin as normal, no special arrangements are needed. If you are unsure what bin to put items in please check the waste wizard www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wastewizard

Recycling centres are currently very busy and some important new guidelines for visits to waste centres have been made for your safety and that of staff. Please take note of these to help ensure a safe and sustainable service. Please read how the changes will affect your visit here.

South Oxfordshire District Council have suspended all booking of bulky household waste collections until further notice. They will inform you individually if your booking has to be cancelled. This is to enable the team to focus on household waste collections as we are building up resilience for our workforce due to an increase in staff shortages due to illness.

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak SODC will also not be taking on new customers for the Garden Waste Service until further notice.

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