Coronavirus: important information about your bin collections in Trafford Council

Updated: Mar 23, 2020


The Coronavirus has had an impact on our waste and recycling service which means we are currently unable to carry out all bin collections. Our staff will attempt to carry out as many collections as possible with priority given to grey, black and blue bins. The service is reviewed daily so please continue to visit Trafford Council for updates.

Advice on collections

  • Place your scheduled bins out for collection as normal

  • We will try to empty scheduled green bins on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March, but crews will prioritise the collection of your scheduled grey or black bin this week. Should your green bin not be emptied, bring it back in. We will not return for green bins which have not been emptied

  • From Monday 23 March, green bins will not be collected until further notice

  • Until further notice, food waste should be put in your grey bin. Please do not put garden waste in your green bin. If you compost at home, please continue to use your compost bin

  • You should only report a missed collection of your grey, black and blue bins

  • Bulky collections: no new bookings are being taken until further notice. If you have already booked and paid for a collection, it will still take place as scheduled

  • New bin deliveries: we are still delivering all new bin requests. Please be aware that we are prioritising grey bins for delivery. There is a delay on all other waste containers. We are not able to take payment over the phone. Please book and pay for your new bin online

  • Protect your bin crews: do not place used tissues in your blue bin. If anyone in your household has a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, put all used tissues and cleaning cloths in a rubbish bag. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. After 72 hours, the bag should be placed in your grey bin

If you have additional waste or recycling, you can dispose of it at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Last updated 19 March, 2020.


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