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Changes to Sheffield waste collection due to COVID-19

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15.04.20 - visits to Household Waste Recycling Centres


Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only. However, under new Public Health regulations the Police may issue fines for non-essential visits.

An essential visit may be needed where residents are unable to store the waste safely at home for a sustained period.  This could include:

    • waste that is causing an accessibility, fire or safety issue

 

    • waste which may attract vermin



We would encourage residents with significant volumes of DIY waste and garden waste to consider contacting a registered skip hire company.

Green bin garden waste collections are operating as normal and new sign ups are available

Sites will only remain open if residents behave responsibly. We are unable to accommodate as many visits as usual because we have to limit the number of people at each site, to ensure safe social distancing.

It is not acceptable for customers to queue in vehicles outside the sites. This may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass.

New Public Health regulations mean that the Police have additional powers to ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel.  The additional powers means that the Police can:

    • instruct people to go home, leave an area or disperse

 

    • issue a fixed penalty notice of £60, which will be lowered to £30 if paid within 14 days

 

    • issue a fixed penalty notice of £120 for second time offenders, doubling on each further repeat offence







08.04.20 Important update – Household Waste Recycling Centres


Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only. However, the POLICE will be issuing FINES at the sites for non-essential visits and a visit must only be made if waste disposal is essential and unavoidable.

Residents carrying out house or garage clearances or with other non-essential disposal needs should store this waste at home until the sites are operating as normal, or contact a registered skip hire company.

Residents needing to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre for essential waste disposal are limited to one visit per day. Social distancing guidance MUST be observed whilst on site to maintain the safety of both the public and workforce.

Residents are asked to be patient if there are delays or queues caused by the restrictions.  Vehicles will be asked to move on if they are causing safety issues on the highway.

Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the sites or fail to follow the guidelines, the council will be forced to close them.

The sites are open between 10am and 4pm. Limits are in place on the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time, as below:

Site name Open Days Vehicle Limit
Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS Closed Tue Maximum 6 vehicles
Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY Closed Wed Maximum 8 vehicles
Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR Closed Wed and Thurs Maximum 4 vehicles
Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA Open 7 days Maximum 6 vehicles
Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT Closed Tue and wed Maximum 4 vehicles


 

The situation with the coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, and for up to date service updates, visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste




06.04.20 Update - Green Bin collection service resumed


Garden waste collections have now restarted.

The ongoing collection of green bins is dependent on the availability of collection crews – so please check our website for updates.

Please put your green bin out on the pavement before 7am on your scheduled collection day.

Residents can find their collection day by visiting www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste or referring to the collection calendar provided after signing up to the service.

Residents can still sign up for the garden waste collection service.

The impact of the coronavirus on staffing levels resulted in the garden waste collection service being suspended for two weeks.

Arrangements to rectify any missed garden waste collections from those residents that have already paid for collections will be confirmed once the full impact of the coronavirus on the service is determined. Residents are thanked for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

There are no changes to black, blue or brown bin collections at the moment. In the event of staff capacity issues black bin and clinical waste collections will be prioritised.

People are reminded that Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only and that you should only visit a HWRC site if waste disposal is essential and unavoidable. Sites will be open between 10am-4pm and we ask visitors to be patient so that everyone can adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The situation with the coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, for up to date service updates, visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste




01.04.20 Update - instructions for residents

 

Help us to keep you and our bin crews safe by taking these simple precautions.

 

Please wash your hands before putting your bins out for collection.  Wipe the handles with soap and water, sanitiser or bleach.

 

Repeat this process once your bin has been emptied and you return it to your property.  Wipe down the handles well and wash your hands.


Due to the impact of the coronavirus on staffing levels, HWRC sites will remain open between 10am and 4pm for the foreseeable future, and will not change to the usual extended summer opening hours.




26.03.20 Important update - Household Waste Recycling Centres


Currently the Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only. People should only visit a HWRC site if waste disposal is essential and unavoidable.

Where this is the case, residents are limited to one visit per day. Social distancing guidance MUST be observed whilst on site to maintain the safety of both the public and workforce.

Residents are asked to be patient if there are delays or queues caused by the restrictions. Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the sites or fail to follow the guidelines, they will be forced to close.

Site vehicle limits are shown below.




23.03.20

Sheffield City Council is working closely with Veolia to minimise the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on waste and recycling services across the city but some changes are necessary.

Business continuity plans have been implemented and an extra 28 members of staff have already been trained to support the existing workforce.

The ongoing collection and management of waste across the city during these unprecedented times is crucial. However, due to the impact of coronavirus on the service, it is necessary to make some changes to services.

Gillian Charters, Head of Waste Management, said: “The ongoing collection of waste is critical and we are doing everything we can to keep the service operating as fully as possible.

"In addition to suspension of the green bin service, from immediate effect, we’re putting in place limits to the number of vehicles allowed at each Household Waste Recycling Centre at any one time. The Government's advice is clear, people should avoid using the sites unless absolutely necessary.

“Due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus and impact on public health, the black bin and clinical waste collections will be prioritised to ensure that essential services remain in operation, allowing us to keep Sheffield as clean and safe as possible.

"We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as we face an ever changing situation.”

Black bin and recycling collections


All black bin and recycling collections will be are operating as normal today.

Households showing symptoms of the coronavirus and are self-isolating should continue to use the black bin collection service as normal, with the following important exceptions:

    • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.

 

    • Place each bag into another bag, tie them securely and keep separate from other waste.

 

    • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your black bin for collection.

 

    • Do not take this waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. 



Household Waste Recycling Centres


Currently the Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only. If residents do need to visit a site, it must only be if waste disposal is essential and unavoidable. Where this is the case, residents are limited to one visit per day. Residents MUST observe the advice on social distancing whilst on site to maintain the safety of both the public and workforce.

Residents are asked to be patient if there are delays or queues caused by the restrictions. Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the sites or fail to follow the guidelines, they will be forced to close.

Limits are in place on the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time, as below:

Site name Open Days Vehicle Limit
Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS Closed Tue Maximum 6 vehicles
Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY Closed Wed Maximum 8 vehicles
Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR Closed Wed and Thurs Maximum 4 vehicles
Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA Open 7 days Maximum 6 vehicles
Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT Closed Tue and wed Maximum 4 vehicles


 

Green Bin collections


We are unable to make green bin/ garden waste collections at this time.  All garden waste collections are suspended until further notice, and new requests are not currently being taken for the service.

Residents are advised to keep their green bin on their property (not on the pavement) and where possible, store their garden waste at home until collections restart.

Once the full impact of the coronavirus on the green bin service is known, customers will be informed of arrangements to rectify any collections missed.

The situation with the coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, for up to date service updates, visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste

For all city updates relating to coronavirus visit the council's website