Coronavirus Information

The waste and recycling sector is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which hit the UK in 2020. This pages aims to give some useful links and updates for those involved in delivering services across local authorities and industry.

For our Coronavirus News coverage click here.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – USEFUL LINKS

WASTE INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH FORUM (WISH)
Version 9 of WISH’s COVID-19 information document

DEFRA
Guidance on prioritising waste collection services during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE)
HSE Guidance on Social distancing, keeping businesses open, and in work activities
RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

NHS
NHS
NHS Waste disposal guidance (updated January 2021)

UK GOVERNMENT
Face masks and other advice
UK Government, staying alert and safe
UK Government, businesses
UK Government, decontamination in non-healthcare settings
Key worker guidance

SCOTLAND
SEPA advisory for waste sector

VEHICLES AND LOGISTICS
MOTs for heavy vehicles
Relaxation of drivers’ hours

EUROPE
EU Health professionals factsheet on coronavirus

 


Private sector firms available to help councils – UROC

Click above to see operators availability (Excel file)

The United Resource Operator Consortium (UROC) is maintaining a list of businesses which are offering their services to the public sector in the face of crew and driver shortages. Click on the box to the right for the latest list (last update: 2 April 2020)