County chiefs confirm seven tips to re-open for 'essential use' - The Evesham Observer

County chiefs confirm seven tips to re-open for 'essential use'

Evesham Editorial 7th May, 2020   0

COUNCIL chiefs have revealed seven of the County Council’s household recycling centres will re-open on Monday (May 11)

Worcestershire County Council is re-opening seven of its 11 sites, include the Hill and Moor tip on Piddle Brook Lane in Pershore, for essential use only.

To ensure everyone stays safe government guidance will be followed on social distancing and those who are self-isolating or are themselves or anyone in their household, showing coronavirus symptoms must not visit the centre.

These include limiting the number of vehicles permitted to the site at any time.

To ensure the two metre rule is adhered to, access to each skip will be limited to one person at a time and staff will be unable to help unload waste.

The government’s view is the journeys to Household Recycling Centres must only be undertaken if your waste or recycling cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury, health or harm, and cannot be disposed of safely by other means.

Councillor Tony Miller, cabinet member for the Environment, said: “Where possible, we advise residents to take measures to avoid creating waste but if they do, keep it at home if it is safe to do so.

“I would like to ask for the support of those who have to use the HRCs to help keep staff, other visitors and themselves safe by making sure they are aware of the social distancing and restrictions before they arrive at a site and abide by them whilst on site.

“These are not normal times so please be patient – the way we are operating is different from the way that we did before lockdown and it is for everyone’s safety.”

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