Double bag black bin waste if suffering Covid symptoms
The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service has also published advice on handling waste if your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.
If you're experiencing the main symptoms - a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature - please be very careful when disposing of your personal waste (including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths/wipes) at home. The advice for disposal of this waste is as follows:
- It should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
- The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
- It should be kept separate from other waste in suitable secure place on your property for 72 hours before being placed in the black bin as normal
The principle behind this method is that after 72 hours outside the body, the virus is no longer viable. This approach will help keep bin collection crews as safe as possible.
Other household rubbish and recycling should be treated as normal.
If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or is confirmed as having Coronvirus, Cambridgeshire County Council are politely asking that you do not go to any of their Household Recycling Centres.
Residents who experience any waste-related difficulties during this period are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03450 450 063. Please note that it may take longer than usual to receive a response as the service adapts to different working practices.
Greater Cambridge Local Plan: The First Conversation
For the first time ever, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council
are preparing a joint Local Plan for the Greater Cambridge area: and this time we want to do
better than ever before at working with you all to make it happen
We will be starting a big conversation with the community, with many different ways to get
involved, online and offline, on Monday 13 January. Please look out for more information
nearer the time, and get in touch at www.greatercambridgeplanning.org
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Cambridgeshire Energy Switch
A Collective energy switching scheme, which may save you money on your energy bills, from Cambridgeshire County Council working in partnership with iChooser.