Household recycling centres (HRCs) are to be reopened for Telford and Wrekin residents on Tuesday 5 May, Telford & Wrekin Council has announced – but only if waste cannot be stored safely at home.
In order to help manage the number of visitors, priority will be given to residents from the Telford and Wrekin area. As such, you may be asked to show proof of your address when you arrive.
And at present, the HRCs are only open for essential waste disposal.
If your waste can be safely stored at home without risk of causing injury or illness, your journey will be considered non-essential. Non-essential use puts residents and members of staff at risk, Telford & Wrekin Council warns. They ask that only essential journeys are undertaken for the time being.
The following rules will be observed:
- Anyone who is self isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms MUST NOT visit an HRC site.
- Telford and Wrekin residents only.
- 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 for a period – this will be reviewed regularly.
- Waste permits will not be accepted.
- Only 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 accepted.
For specific information about Hortonwood and Halesfield HRCs, please follow the link below.
HRCs opening restrictions guidance – Telford & Wrekin Council
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