COVID-19 Update: 12th June

Welcome to the last COVID-19 update of the week from Cardiff Council, covering: 11 things you can do to avoid problems with seagulls and pests; the Early Years Inclusion Team switch to social media, phone and email to continue giving support; messages of thanks for our Recycling Centre staff; and vote Katy, a member of our Digital Support Team, in the running to become a UK Digital Leader.


How to avoid issues with seagulls and pests

Cardiff has a natural seagull population that is attracted to food sources. To help avoid issues, please follow our advice with your food waste:


  1. Place all unwanted uncooked and cooked food waste in the kitchen caddy
  2. Keep the outside of kitchen caddy clean from drips and spills
  3. Use the free council issues liners - order more here:

  1. Make sure the lid is kept closed
  2. Tie the liner and place it in the kerbside caddy
  3. If you have too much food you can request a further kerbside caddy order more here:

  1. Mark your caddy with your house number or name so you are able to identify your food caddy following collection
  2. Rinse food packaging such as bottles, tins, jars and food trays, before placing in the green recycling bags
  3. Put out your green recycling bags and food waste kerbside caddy out for collection every week
  4. Only use Cardiff Council food caddies and green recycling bag to ensure your waste is collected
  5. Regularly check the outside of your property to make sure any broken vents or drain pipes are repaired. Animals such as rats can be attracted to houses if they provide a warm safe place for them to nest


The food waste collection service and the caddy design has been developed to stop the problems with pests attacking food sources. Check your collection dates here:

Download the Cardiff Gov App to set up reminders and never miss a collection date:


Early Years Inclusion Team urge people to ‘pop in' to their One Group on social media

Under normal circumstances the Early Years Inclusion Team would be happily meeting parents/carers and their children at our weekly 'One Group' (parent support groups for children birth to five who may have additional learning needs).

During this strange time, even though they can't meet face to face, the team are still keeping in contact and providing as much support as they can via phone, email and social media, responding to queries as normal.

Early Years Inclusion are sharing information through their Facebook and Twitter pages including updates, health resources, fun activities, Makaton songs and generally trying to keep everyone informed and uplifted.

So, while it's not possible for parents to ‘pop in' to The One Group at the moment, the team are inviting people to stay in touch with them through social media:



Praise for our teams as Recycling Centres re-open


Our Recycling Centres in Lamby Way and Bessemer Close have been re-open for a couple of weeks with restrictions in place so that residents and colleagues can stick to social distancing rules to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

We've received many messages of thanks to our hardworking teams on site, making sure the new changes are implemented as simply as possible:


  • Just visited the rubbish tip. That's the most excitement I've had in almost 80 dayscid:image003.png@01D64007.D57AC570  Credit where credit due @cardiffcouncil, Lamby Way is well organised!
  • @cardiffcouncil In my experience works really well and the team were really helpful
  • @cardiffcouncil It works really well as should be continued form now on in my view
  • @cardiffcouncil Great organisation and courteous, helpful staff. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
  • @cardiffcouncil And a big thank you to staff. My husband is full of praise.


Thank you to all our colleagues working at our recycling sites at this time.

An online booking system has been set up and anyone that needs to visit a recycling centre will have to make an appointment.

You can make a recycling centre booking here:


UK Digital Leader - Vote Katy

Vote for our digital whizz Katie to be a UK Digital Leader! Digital officer in Adult Learning Cardiff, Katie Rappell, has been shortlisted in the top 100 digital champions in this year's Digital Leaders scheme.

The nationwide programme promotes effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities. Katie has been recognised in the Young Digital Leader category.

You can vote for Katie and find out about her work here:

To get in contact with our Digital Support Team who can help with a range of issues like using the internet and social media, online banking, creating an email address, online shopping, paying bills and more, use this form here:

Or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook@digisuppcardiff