Green waste collection service reduced.
Green garden waste collection service - COVID-19 frequently asked questions
In order to safeguard front line waste collection personnel from the current COVID-19 virus, the Council has introduced a list of additional control measures. The Council requests all householders to follow the new control measures listed below to reduce the risk of spreading the infection and to ensure waste services continue as safely as possible:
General waste collection control measures (recycling trolley, black bin, green bin and food bin)
- NOT place any tissues in the trolley box – if tissues are found, the whole trolley box will not be emptied;
- NOT place any loose waste in their black bin – please use plastic bags to contain all your non-recyclable waste;
- NOT interact with waste/recycling collection crews to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained at all times;
- NOT place textiles in the trolley box for now – please hold on to these for recycling later or place in your black bin;
- NOT place unwashed cans, glass and plastics in the trolley box – please wash these thoroughly;
- NOT make requests for new recycling trolleys, green bins or food waste bins as these will not be processed (black bins are the only container which can be ordered at the current time);
- NOT place any material other than green garden waste in the green bin e.g. plastic bags, general mixed waste etc – if contamination is found these green bins will not be emptied;
- Double bag all black bin waste if anyone in the household is showing symptoms of Covid-19 and hold onto any recycling until the symptoms have ended;
- Where possible, please assist the waste collection crews by sanitising the handles of bins and trolleys.
Excess Bulky Type Waste (or waste that can’t fit into the black bin)
- NOT fly-tip their excess waste – please hold on to your bulkier type waste at the current time;
- NOT place their excess waste next to Council litter bins – this is classed as fly-tipping;
The Council has had to implement these control measures to ensure the safety of front line keyworkers who are assisting in maintaining the public health of all householders. Please assist them by complying with these control measures.
Message issued on 14 April, 2020.
During the past week, the Waste Management team has seen a very large increase in the amount of general waste (plastic, paper etc.) in the Green Bin. This contamination has to be manually picked out by Council operational staff at the composting site which can be very dangerous (especially at the current time whilst trying to manage the Covid 19 pandemic). Can we please ask that householders put green garden waste only in the Green Bin and any other items in the trolley box or black bin as specified. If these high contamination levels continue the Council may have to suspend the service.
Message issued on 31 March, 2020
We are still accepting assisted collections and clinical waste collection applications. However, due to current guidelines, we will need for these to be completed online. Message issued on 25 March, 2020
Due to current issues, we are no longer able to accept new applications for Childrens Nappy Waste Collection. Current users of the service will still be collected until otherwise instructed. Message issued on 25 March, 2020
Requests for Recycling Trolleys, Brown Bins or Green Bins
Due to our current situation, we are now unable to accept further requests for recycling trolleys, brown bins or green bins. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Message issued on 25 March, 2020
Household Waste Recycling Centres
Isle of Anglesey County Council will be reopening its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Penhesgyn only from Tuesday, June 2nd.
Only pre-booked visits via Isle of Anglesey County Council website will be accepted.
Gwalchmai Waste Recycling Centres will remain closed until further notice.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across the UK. To help reduce the spread of the virus, we need to ensure that Waste Collection and Recycling crews are able to collect your waste as safely as possible. Crew members are putting themselves at risk daily to provide our waste collection service. So to make life a little easier and safer for them, can we please aim to do the following:
- Householders who are “self-isolating” will not be getting their trolley box emptied but we advise properties to keep their recycling in the trolley boxes and not to present them at their collection point. Any excess recycling can be placed in clear plastic bags and will be collected following your self-isolation period.
- Ensure that black bin waste is contained in bin bags – no loose waste materials
Do NOT put any form of disposable tissue in the recycling trolley boxes including facial tissues, toilet roll, kitchen roll, paper handkerchiefs, napkins, wipes, tissue paper packaging of any sort, blue paper roll, or any other material that can be perceived as disposable tissue. Any of the above or any other item the crew feel could cause a potential risk to their health and wellbeing will result in the entire trolley not being emptied.
Ensure that recycling items such as glass, cans and plastics are washed thoroughly before they’re put in the trolleys. This would reassure crews when it comes to separating and emptying the boxes
- If possible, can handles of the bins/trolleys be sanitised before collection
- Do NOT interact with the crews under ANY circumstances
- Can householders who are “Self Isolating” please double bag their black bin waste
- We are no longer able to accept textiles in the top box or the clothes banks. Can we please ask all householders to hold on to their textiles until the current situation improves? Apologies for the inconvenience caused -Message issued on 25 March, 2020
Following our current situation in regards to COVID-19 unfortunately, every Public Convenieces will be closed to the public from 18:30 today (23/03/2020) until further notice.