Tomorrow and Tuesday are black bin days in Ludlow. Veolia operatives wear gloves and won’t come into skin contact with recyclables or residual black bin waste. However, Public Health England has issued specific advice on waste if you are self-isolating, regardless of whether you have a diagnosis of Covid-19 or not. Shropshire Council has confirmed that it will operate waste and recycling operations in accordance with these guidelines. You might also want to ensure your bin handles are cleaned before collection.

In these unusual times, we should be both good and careful and follow guidelines as they are issued.

Public Health England has issued guidance on self-isolation. On waste disposal it states:

Cleaning and disposal of waste

Use your usual household products, such as detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces. Clean frequently touched surfaces.

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the room in which you are self-isolating. Keep aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

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  1. We went into Ludlow on Saturday morning. People were going into shops and standing closely together. Also walking around town and passing very closely. How can everyone be asked to walk and stand with sufficient space between? Seriously, It could be a matter of life or death.

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