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Coronavirus Update

Please help to protect the bin crews and yourself and your family by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before:

  • Putting anything in your bin
  • Putting your bin out for collection
  • Bringing your bin in after collection

If someone in your home is suffering from coronavirus-type symptoms, or is self-isolating due to a possible infection, please:

  • Place all personal waste such as tissues, wipes and disposable cleaning cloths in a separate disposable rubbish bag. Tie the top to prevent anything falling out
  • When full place this bag into a second bag, that is also then tied securely
  • Keep this bag for at least 72 hours in a place not accessed by people or pets
  • Follow the guidelines above about hand washing before using your bin
  • Put the bag in your green household waste bin for disposal as normal

Remember to put your bin out at 7.30am on the day of collection. Check your bin collection day

Sunderland residents can use the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) at Pallion Industrial Estate and Campground (managed by Gateshead Council). You need to book an appointment to use these centres, please visit

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