Rushcliffe Borough Council are asking residents not to burn rubbish in their gardens, as the smoke and fumes could affect people suffering from coronavirus and other lung conditions.
People managing the symptoms of COVID-19 at home may need to open doors and windows to help with their breathing, and the presence of smoke could make their condition worse.
The Council appreciates that our local recycling centres, run by Nottinghamshire County Council, are currently closed due to the outbreak. However, they are asking people to store waste safely and responsibly at home until the tips reopen, instead of burning it. This includes garden waste generated as people start spending more time out of doors as the weather improves, as well as household rubbish.
Many types of garden waste can be composted or disposed of through the Borough Council’s Garden Waste Scheme. To find out more, please visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk.