Published: 1 April 2020
In his regular feature, Denis the Dustcart talks about Recycling banks during the coronavirus restrictions.
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We are currently still emptying glass and carton banks, but it is very important that everyone only uses them when they make an essential trip to the supermarket or on their once-daily exercise.
It’s also vital that everyone observes social distancing instructions when using the banks and maintains a distance of two metres from other users.
Please do not fill your black bin with your glass. We can only take one extra bag of waste per household during this period when the population is being asked to remain at home as much as possible, and side-waste bags containing any recyclable materials next to the grey bin may not be collected.
Moreover, glass is a valuable commodity and is endlessly recyclable. Please hold on to it, if you can.
Some people have been asking us whether there are any plans to offer a temporary glass collection service during this time. The answer is no, because we are already working at the limit of our capacity.
Such a service would require more staff, more vehicles and more storage space than we have available, even under normal circumstances. Glass collections will form part of the major service change Exeter has planned for the future, as announced last year.