Michael Fabricant has welcomed the County’s decision to open its tips on Thursday 14th May.
“This is a little later than I had hoped, but it is welcome news. The tips won’t be fully open – they won’t take paint or asbestos, for example – but this will take the strain off householders. I have also been concerned about the growth of illegal fly tipping in the area which is dangerous and has been putting additional burdens on local farmers who have to clear up the mess” says Michael.
“There will be strict social distancing and other health based rules in place and people using the recycling centres should stick to them!”
The centres will be open for essential use only and clear and simple rules will be put in place for visitors. Although sites are reopening, please bear in mind the following:
- please only visit if it is essential as initial demand will be high;
- 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 you can safely load and unload yourself. Staff will be unable to help carry heavy items as it will break social distancing rules;
- allow time for queueing.
Inevitably, and looking at what has happened elsewhere in the country, there will be queues. People should remain patient and remember that site staff are doing their best in what remain difficult circumstances.