Preparations taking place for reopening of Household Waste Recycling Sites


blue_exclamation.jpgThe County Council has confirmed it has developed a plan, subject to further government guidance, to safely reopen Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) next week (week commencing 11 May).

The date will be confirmed later this week when further guidance on managing the reopening of sites will be released by central government.

The sites were closed temporarily in March to ensure the safety of residents and staff, and to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  

Social distancing measures will be in place when the sites reopen, the number of people visiting at any one time will be restricted and there may be limits on the waste which can be accepted.

A visit should only be undertaken if the journey can be considered essential.

Central government advice still stands: Stay Home; Protect The NHS; Save Lives

Further details will be released later this week.

Local Lib Dem County Councillor, Morwen Millson commented, "The Liberal Democrats have called for a partial re-opening of the sites for several weeks. However, I hope that the details will include some specific ways of limiting the numbers of people arriving eg a booking or post code system. Otherwise, it is possible that this re-opening could be chaotic, with long queues. It would then have to be reversed, which is in nobody's interests."

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