WASTE services in Ceredigion are to change in response to the coronavirus crisis.

From Sunday, the household waste sites operated on behalf of Ceredigion County Council at Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Llanarth will close until further notice:

From today (Friday, March 20) all bulky household waste and garden waste collection services will be suspended until further notice and the council will not be accepting new requests for glass boxes or food caddies until further notice.

The council will continue in the efforts to provide core waste collection services as advertised. Priority will be given to residual (black bag), food and absorbent hygiene product (AHP) collections.

A council spokesperson said: “If it is not possible to provide collections as advertised, please take your waste back in and await further information.

“Please help us to protect our waste collection staff by placing all personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths in your black bag and tying the bag and double bagging all waste at this time.

“It is intended to deliver stocks of clear recycling bags and food caddy liners to locations in the community including community glass banks and outside council offices, including the office at Morgan Street, Cardigan, for the public to replenish their stocks. These will be placed within clearly marked wheely bins at these sites.

“Please use these sparingly and take only what you need. The council will be looking to replenish stocks if, as and when it is possible.

“The stocks will be in place by the end of the week commencing March 23.

“We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to all residents for their support and understanding. By working with us at this difficult time we can ensure that waste, in its various forms, is managed as well as possible and that Ceredigion is kept clean.”