Coronavirus environmental health update

Please be aware that due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are operating a limited service.

Cases where there is a risk to human health will be prioritised. All site visits are suspended until further notice. 

Smoke from burning waste

Many people who would normally be out at work or school during the day are now confined to their homes either through sickness, self-isolation or from government requirements to work at home.

It is essential that everyone understands that smoke from burning waste will have a greater impact on neighbours who would not normally be affected by it.

This is particularly true where neighbours are either suffering from coronavirus or are having to self-isolate due to medical conditions which put them at greater risk (asthma, heart disease etc.).

In view of the serious health implications linked to any form of burning we are requesting of all our residents that they do not dispose of any waste (garden or other) by burning.

Any garden waste can be either composted or collected together until such time as other more appropriate disposal methods are available.

Household waste and recyclable waste should be put into the respective waste bins as normal to await collection. 

Consider your neighbours

We are also requesting that our residents are considerate in their behaviour while the majority of people are at home and unable to escape from any noise or other sources of nuisance.

It may seem like a good time to undertake a DIY project, or listen to your music loud, however, your neighbours may not be able to escape the noise and leave their homes as they normally would. Please be respectful towards others at this time.

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