Statement from Eric Randall, Director of Bryson Recycling:

Bryson Recycling provides an essential service removing recyclable waste from households

We are committed to delivering this service in the safest way possible, both for householders and staff.

In order to keep services operating we need the help of each individual household.

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, we are reducing the direct handling of materials by staff.

To achieve this we need to introduce temporary collection measures from Monday 6th April 2020.

We need the support of the public to ensure that it is as safe as possible for everyone involved to continue emptying kerbside boxes and Wheelie Boxes. 

For those householders with kerbside boxes, we are asking that they only put these materials in each box:

Option 1: Paper and Cardboard.

Option 2: Plastics, Food and drinks cans, Foil, Cartons and Aerosols

Option 3: Glass bottle and jars

If you only have 1 or 2 boxes please rotate the materials you present each week. For example, the first week put out paper and cardboard in one box and plastics, food and drinks cans, foil, cartons and aerosols in the other box. The next week put out glass in one box and paper and cardboard in the other box depending on your household requirements.  

For householders with Wheelie Boxes collected by Bryson Recycling, we ask that they sort their materials in the following way:

Box 1: Paper and Cardboard.

Box 2: Plastics, Food and drinks cans, Foil, Cartons and Aerosols

Box 3: Glass bottles and jars

If materials are not sorted in this way, then our staff will be forced not to empty your containers until the issue is resolved.

Unfortunately Bryson will not be able to collect batteries, textiles, hand tools or overflow bags when the new collection measures start.

Food waste bins will be collected as normal in Belfast City Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council.

Households with kerbside boxes or a Wheelie Box will receive an information leaflet regarding the new collection arrangements this week.

We appreciate these are difficult and challenging times for everyone. We apologise for any disruption to our services but we trust that everyone will understand and respect that we have to balance the need for collections and above all the need to keep our staff safe and protected whilst ensuring we deliver your service.   

We are grateful for your patience and continued support.

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