We are currently experiencing issues with our bin collections which means we have not been able to make it to some properties on the scheduled day. We apologise to everyone affected by this. To help alleviate the issue whilst a long-term solution is devised, we are suspending garden waste and glass, cans and plastic collections for up to two months from 8 July 2019. More details.
Open fires and wood burning stoves
Open fires and wood-burning stoves are increasing in popularity over the last few years. Please see this guide from DEFRA on how to get the most from your stove or open fire.
This means we now see more smoke from chimneys which has a negative effect on air quality. This can cause breathing problems including asthma attacks and contribute to other health conditions.
Please see thisleaflet from DEFRA that provides information that use wood burning stoves or open fires to reduce environmental and health impacts.
Reporting an issue to us
If you think that someone is polluting the air with an open fire or wood burning stove, then you can report it to us and we shall investigate: