How Burton and South Derbyshire Councils have changed your trash collections


Residents of Burton and southern Derbyshire may have noticed changes in their normal garbage collection services following the coronavirus pandemic.

Some services have been discontinued or closed, such as garden waste collection and recycling centers, with local county authorities focusing on keeping other services in service for vulnerable residents.

A number of waste collection workers have to self-isolate due to current national measures to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, which can affect staffing levels.

In Staffordshire, district and district councils are responsible for waste collection services, while the county authority operates 14 household waste and recycling centers.

These centers are currently closed until further notice, after closing on Tuesday March 25.

Here are the current arrangements for waste collection services across East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire, Lichfield and South Staffordshire.

East Staffordshire Borough

Brown garbage collection for garden waste has been suspended from Monday March 23. However, residents are advised to leave their blue and gray garbage cans every other week on the day of their regular collection.

The collection of bulky waste has also been suspended, but the board is trying to contact those who have pending orders.

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The council said on its website that it had “taken the decision to suspend its collection of garden waste following a significant reduction in the number of garbage workers available due to the coronavirus”.

The authority added, “To help protect our trash teams and maintain waste collection services here in East Staffordshire, please follow government guidelines if you self isolate or have symptoms of coronavirus. “

South Derbyshire

The collection of bins continues as usual.

The council said, “We have redeployed staff and used additional vehicles to ensure that the collections can move forward and observe social distancing.”

The Saturday freight service has been suspended for the foreseeable future to prevent people from gathering in the collection areas.

Lichfield District

Waste collection and recycling is currently continuing as usual – but the Council’s website will be updated if the service changes. See

Residents were urged, however, not to add facial tissue or paper towels to their blue bins.

The council said on its website: “They cannot be recycled and could mean that our waste truck is rejected by the recycling plant.

“Please do not add additional side waste with your black bins. We will not be able to collect them. You can add folded cardboard that will not fit in your bin on the day your blue bin is collected.

“As an additional precaution, we ask our residents to clean their bin handles before and after emptying. This will help protect you and our waste and recycling teams. “

South Staffordshire District

Despite the current situation, garbage collection teams are still on the move – and the South Staffordshire Council has encouraged residents to show their support.

As of Tuesday, April 31, there were 30 percent fewer employees available, which means that a quarter of the green bins could not be processed. Affected areas include Coppenhall, Dunston and a small area of ​​Penkridge – and residents have been asked to turn off their green bin again for the next collection in two weeks.

Crews were able to finish 13 of 14 heats on Tuesday – and are working “very hard” to meet unprecedented demand, an article on the council’s Facebook page said.

The authority tweeted, “The next time you see them, give them a smile, a wave, a cheer, or even a cheer.”

“Please help your teams by eliminating all recycling, by ensuring that the gray bin does not contain recyclable materials, by minimizing waste as much as possible, by ensuring that only recyclable products are in the blue bin (and ) visit our recycling search tool. “

The Recycling Finder can be viewed at

The collection of bulky waste is currently suspended until further notice, but all existing reservations should be carried out normally.


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