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Household Waste and Recycling Centres Opening – 14th May 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Staffordshire County Council today made the decision to reopen 13 of the 14 our 14 Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC) on 14th May 2020.

Anyone who is self-isolating or has COVID-19 symptoms must not visit.

If you have waste that you suspect or is contaminated with COVID-19 material, please ensure that is bagged twice and has been isolated for at least 72 hours before bring it to the site.

· The HWRC at Atherstone operated jointly with Warwickshire County Council may reopen slightly later than others in the county and we are working with colleagues from WCC to set a reopening date. We will of course update you about as soon as a decision has been made.

· The HWRCs will operate in a way which protects the health and wellbeing of both the public and members of staff operating them including social distancing. Certain restrictions apply including:

  • no vans, trailers or flatbed trucks will be allowed on sites until further notice;
    one person per vehicle;access will be by car only, no pedestrians allowed;a strict, two-metre distance rule will always be in place;materials such as asbestos, oils and paints cannot be accepted at this stage;only bring items that can be safely loaded and unloaded by the householder or driver. Staff will be unable to help carry heavy items as it will break social distancing rules;

· We would also ask the public to only visit if it is essential as initial demand will be high and to allow time for queueing.

· If you require any further information about opening times and services this can be found here,   or by searching for ‘household waste recycling centres’ on the county council website