How to reduce your waste during the COVID-19 outbreak

What to do during the outbreak

Home composting

  • Consider home composting as an alternative to using the Household Recycling Centres to dispose of your garden waste.  This can be achieved either by piling up your grass cuttings in a corner of the garden, building your own compost heap (opens in a new window) or buying one at Get Composting (opens in a new window)
  • Alternatively, you can cut your grass and not use the collection box or fit any mulching adaptors and leave the cuttings on the lawn.  This helps keep moisture in when the weather is dry as well as reducing the need to dispose of the cuttings.


  • Get your recycling right – ensure you only put items that can be recycled via our kerbside services.  To find out what happens to your recycling visit Severn Waste Services (opens in  a new window)
  • Most councils will accept additional recycling in either a clear plastic bag or cardboard box (they must be able to see the contents) if you have additional recycling to put out.

Reducing your waste