Changes to Regional Waste Collection Due to COVID-19

During COVID-19 Dumfries and Galloway Council will continue to collect your Wheelie Bin and for those who don’t have wheelie bins and use Council-issued purple bin bags these will continue to be collected as normal.

A Council spokesperson stated “However due to the COVID-19 pandemic we need to introduce further changes to our waste and recycling services as the Government have introduced further restrictions over the last few days. With immediate effect we are unable to collect side waste (extra bags next to your bin), and all waste to be collected must be contained within a wheelie bin, except if you have purple bags.
We will collect any pre-paid bookings for bulky waste and white goods uplifts. We cannot take any new bookings at this time. Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed and we understand that some families may have extra waste and we are actively working on solutions to help you with this, and we will keep you posted on any developments.
We are deploying extra staff to support essential waste services. You can help during this difficult time by continuing to ensure your bin is out by the earlier time of 6.00am on the day of collection.
Further information if you live in Wigtownshire area:
In the Wigtownshire area we will suspend the dry recycling and food waste collection service. From Monday 30 March 2020, householders will receive a weekly collection and all waste should be placed in the wheelie bin or council-issued purple bags. Wheelie bins and purple bags should be placed kerbside by 6am on the normal day of collection.”

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