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Flooding help - cleaning up after a flood

The Health Protection Agency have information on their website to help people whose property has been flooded please visit www.gov.uk/phe

Please refer to the Health Protection Agency leaflet for advice on cleaning up after a flood.

If you wish to remove your sandbags ensure you wear gloves when you handle sand bags in case they have been contaminated with sewage.

  • What can I do with my sandbags now the waters have subsided?
    We recommend householders, where possible, keep their sandbags for future use unless they have been contaminated with sewage.
  • My sandbags have been contaminated with sewage what shall I do with them?
    Please double bag your sand bags (bin liners can be used). Ensure you protect yourself by using gloves. Once sandbags are bagged they can be taken to your nearest household recycling centre for disposal.
  • I have gel filled sandbags what shall I do with them?
    These bags may be buried in the ground to decompose or you can take them along to one of the household recycling centres.
  • I have white absorbent ‘Nappy Sax' bags, what shall I do with them?
    These bags can be taken along to one of the household recycling centres for recycling.
  • Where is my nearest householder recycling centre?
    Household Recycling Centre,
    Pyke Quarry,
    Nr Horsley Two miles west of Horsley on the B4058 Wotton Under Edge Road.
    Open 7 days a week
    (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
    Opening hours: 9am – 6:15pm all year round
    Household Recycling Centre Helpline on 0845 602 9344

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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