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Recycling and waste collections in severe weather

To help prevent litter and keep your community tidy please follow these recycling tips in poor weather conditions.

  • If your recycling containers are only half full and you can manage, please consider waiting until the following collection when the weather may be calmer to leave them out.
  • Put your waste and recycling containers out on the morning of collection, as close to, but no later than 7.00am and retrieve as soon as possible after collection.
  • Where possible place containers in a sheltered spot, for instance against a fence or wall to reduce exposure to the wind and 'box' lighter bags or containers in with heavier items.
  • Ensure the velcro strap on the reusable pink bag is securely fastened to reduce the likelihood of plastic items blowing out.
  • Marking your house number or name on your reusable containers will make it easier for collection crews or neighbours to return them after collection.
  • Our crews will pick up materials they drop and may be able to pick up wind-blown items close to containers, but they cannot always pick up items that have blown long distances down the street. Please do all you can to help to avoid wind-blown waste and report any serious litter problems.

Thank you for recycling and for helping to keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy.

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