News articles - 2020

Coronavirus - disposing of household waste appropriately

Date: 3 April 2020

With the recent closure of Household Waste Recycling Sites across Sussex and Hampshire, and people spending more time at home during the day, it's inevitable that the amount of waste being generated by households each week is much greater than usual. We understand that this isn't ideal, however, it's important to keep hold of any items you were planning on throwing out, until you can dispose of them appropriately.

 

Regular waste is still being collected as normal by the council. If you're not sure when your collection day is, you can find out by clicking here.

 

Fly tipping

 

Please remember that dumping waste in another location that doesn't have a licence to accept it is considered fly tipping. This is against the law, and people caught fly tipping could face heavy fines.

 

The HomeFix team are currently running an emergency and essential repair only service and will not be collecting items dumped on our estates during this time. Please hold on to any items that can't go in your general household waste bin until you can dispose of them appropriately.

 

Bonfires

 

Please can we also remind our residents not to have bonfires during this time.

 

There have been reports and complaints that some residents have been burning general and garden waste at their properties.

 

It's important to stress that smoke and fumes from bonfires can really affect people who suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as those with heart conditions. Bonfires also place an additional risk on those who are already vulnerable to contracting Coronavirus.

 

Please be considerate of your neighbours by either composting garden waste, putting it in your brown top bin for collection or keeping it safe until you can dispose of it appropriately.

 

Read more on Horsham District Council's website.



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