Service Update:

1) Due to gasworks, we have been unable to complete refuse collections at Mason Close on Wednesday 25th November. We will return on Tuesday 1st December in a smaller vehicle to complete the collections and collect any additional waste you may have. 


2) There are planned resurfacing works in Sankyns Green which may affect collections on Friday 27th November. Please leave your bins out but if they are not emptied by 5pm, please take the bins back in and present them again on Tuesday 1st December when we will return and empty the bins. 


3) Due to changes to our operation to ensure a Covid-secure workplace, our operatives are now starting at staggered times which may mean a slight change to your usual collection times. We are still instructing our operatives, where possible, to not collect any bins until 7am. However, there is a small chance that your bin might be collected slightly earlier. If you usually have an early collection, if possible, please leave your bin out the night before your day of collection.  


4) In Lockdown #1, we did agree to collect some additional general waste whilst the Household Recycling Centres (HRC's) were closed. However, as the HRC's are not closing on this occasion, our zero side waste policy for general waste remains in place. We will, as always, continue to collect additional recycling, if presented.


Please note:

1 - Households who use a wheelie bin or share the use of a communal bin are not entitled to free-issue refuse or recycling sacks.

2 - For those households entitled to sacks our annual delivery of sacks takes place in May/June.

3 - We no longer empty non-MHDC wheelie bins.

With the ever-changing situation relating to Covid-19, there is a potential that refuse and recycling collections will be affected.

We will update this page accordingly and use our social media accounts. You can also sign up to our e-recycling newsletter.

Disposal of waste for people/households with symptoms of coronavirus

Please put used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in rubbish bags. Then put the bag into a second bag and tie it securely. Store it for three days before putting it in your black bin.

If you are on a sack collection follow the same process and store bags separately from bags of standard household waste for three days. They can then be put out for collection together on your usual collection day.

You can dispose of other household waste as normal.

Household Recycling Centres 

Worcestershire County Council's Household Recycling Centres are open but with restrictions in place and social distancing measures. Read more about visiting a Household Recycling Centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

In this section you will find the following information:

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