New guidance has been issued on bin collections in Stoke-on-Trent as pressures on the service increases.
Bin crews are continuing to carry on their work to provide an essential public service for residents in the Potteries.
Now Stoke-on-Trent City Council has advised families how to dispose of their waste to cut the risk of infection.
To help support binman, residents are being asked to:
Other general advice includes parking cars considerately so trucks have easy access on residential streets, close lids firmly and don’t overfill to avoid binman having to touch them unnecessarily, and wash hands before and after touching a bin.
In addition, anyone who is showing symptoms of coronavirus is asked to:
- Place personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in disposable rubbish bags and secure them tightly.
- Put these bags into another bag, tie them securely and keep separate from other waste.
- Leave these aside for at least 72 hours before putting them in your usual external household waste bin.
Residents are also reminded that they should not put out brown bins as the service is temporarily suspended.
A council spokesman said: “We will keep the public updated on any further changes to bin collections through email updates, on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.”
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