10 November 2020
Walsall Council and South Staffordshire Council have issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of unused fireworks in their recycling bins following a fire in a recycling collection vehicle on Monday 9 November 2020 on the A461 Lichfield Road, Walsall.
Walsall Council can confirm that its current household waste collections for grey and green bins will continue to operate normally during the current lockdown. Both household waste and recycling centres at Merchants Way, Aldridge and Fryers Road Bloxwich will remain open seven days a week during the second lockdown period, starting 5 November. Visitors to these facilities must continue to wear protective face coverings at all times whilst on site and follow the existing social distancing measures.
02 September 2020
Early this morning, community protection officers and bailiffs swooped on an address in Birmingham to seize a vehicle involved in a fly-tipping offence in early August. The offence took place in Darlaston when a van load of commercial and domestic waste was illegally dumped at a fly tipping hot spot. The amount deposited was enough to block the road and cause difficulty and potential danger to highway users.
07 August 2020
From 8 August it will be law to wear face coverings in indoor settings including beauty salons, hairdressers, museums, community centres and places of worship. It is already compulsory to wear them in shops, supermarkets and on public transport.
From Saturday 1 August the HWRCs at Merchants Way, Aldridge, and Fryers Road, Bloxwich, will be open seven days a week with an enhanced service.
Visitors to the sites from Saturday 1 August will see that barriers and fencing have been removed. This allows additional vehicle parking bays and, with controls in place, once out of their vehicles, people will be allowed to move around the sites again via pedestrian walkways to segregate their recycling and waste in different skips and containers.