Waste - Coronavirus

Waste collections during the Coronavirus outbreak

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.watford.gov.uk/coronavirus

Updated Friday 27 March 2020


Impact of coronavirus on recycling, waste and street cleansing services

We are working closely with our partner Veolia to minimise the impact of coronavirus on recycling and waste services, street cleaning and other key environmental services.

Business continuity plans have been successfully implemented and resources are being closely monitored to ensure the most essential services can continue to be delivered safely.

Currently we are operating waste collections with minimal disruptions.

  • Bulky waste collections have now been suspended

  • Garden waste collections may need to be suspended in the coming weeks.  Please stop putting food waste in the green bin and start putting it in the black bin.

This is a temproary measure, please look out for instructions as to when this is to stop and food should revert to being put in the green bin.

Please continue to use your blue lidded recycling bin and  black bin as normal, with the exception of those self-isolating or confirmed to have coronavirus who need to follow the advice around how to get rid of their household waste.

Please avoid calling us about your waste collections unless you have an important or pressing issue   

Continue to call us if you need to discuss:

  • clinical waste collections
  • missed bins
  • help with assisted collections

We will update this page with information if the situation changes

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