Leader thanks residents for their co-operation in the reopening of six Household Waste and Recycling Centres

22 May 2020

Days after the reopening of Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire, the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts is encouraging residents to continue their efforts ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend as a further two recycling centres are approved to reopen on Tuesday 26 May.

Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE said:

“Earlier this week we successfully reopened six of the county’s household waste and recycling centres as the Government begins to ease lockdown measures. I would like to thank residents for treating the reopening of the centres sensibly and safely.

“We are grateful how the people of Nottinghamshire have adapted to the new guidelines and arrangements when visiting the sites and ask that residents continue with their efforts especially over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.

“Normally Bank Holiday weekends are a popular time to visit recycling centres but in the current climate I would reiterate that where possible residents should store waste safely at home in the first instance and only visit a site if the waste cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to themselves and or their family.

“In doing so residents will help us to continue to deliver this service effectively whilst the sites operate at a reduced capacity.

“We are pleased to announce that we are now able to move forward to phase two by reopening a further two recycling centres in the county. From Tuesday 26 May, Warsop and Retford will re-open to the public.”

Councillor Cutts added: “I would like to express my gratitude to the staff working onsite and behind the scenes, working hard to reopen the centres during this challenging time.”

Whilst some HWRCs have reopened there are restrictions in place that customers should be aware of before visiting.

The reopened sites operate on a managed one in, one out basis for vehicles and all visitors must adhere to the 2metre social distancing when on site. No trailers, vans or pickups are permitted on site.

The six reopened sites are: Beeston, Bilsthorpe, Calverton, Hucknall, Newark and Worksop. They are open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, except Newark which is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

From Tuesday 26 May Warsop and Retford recycling centres will reopen, operating 10am to 6pm daily with the new restrictions and guidelines in place.

The Council is continuing to work closely with its waste contractors, Veolia in reviewing how to safely reopen remaining centres, given their size, layout and proximity to roads.

For more further information on the reopened recycling centres please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/reopeningrecyclingcentres for our latest frequently asked questions.

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