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Household recycling centres to reopen on 5 May in Shropshire and T&W

(May 04, 2020)

Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be reopened across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin from Tuesday, May 5 - but with strict rules in place to ensure the safety of the public and members of staff and for essential use only - says Veolia.

Following Government and industry guidance, Veolia has worked closely with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils to agree a carefully managed approach to ensuring visitor and staff safety during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Rules in place will include:

  • Anyone who is self-isolating or has COVID-19 symptoms MUST NOT visit an HRC site
  • A strict limit to the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time
  • Only one person per vehicle
  • Only cars will be admitted. No trailers or vans of any sort will be allowed.
  • Waste permits will not be accepted
  • One visit will be allowed per day
  • No trade or commercial waste will be accepted
  • Asbestos, oils, chemicals and paints will not be accepted. They will need to be stored safely at home until we are able to safely process them. We will publicise when we are able to accept these materials
  • The public must respect the strict two-metre rule both from staff and other site users
  • Veolia staff will be unable to assist with unloading vehicles
  • Pedestrians walking in with waste  will not be permitted
  • Use of the sites is limited to residents of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin only

Further guidance will be available via council websites. Residents are advised to check their local council website and social media channels before they travel as rules may be subject to change

Veolia runs sites in Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Whitchurch and Craven Arms for Shropshire Council.It also operates two HRCs in Telford and Wrekin - at Hortonwood and Halesfield.

Sites will initially be open 9am-5pm. 7 days a week

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