BOOKINGS have been released for the reopening of Warwickshire’s final two recycling centres at Stockton and Wellesbourne.
The first day of opening for both sites will be tomorrow (Saturday). Both will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, and Wellesbourne also on Mondays.
The majority of reuse shops on Warwickshire recycling centre sites are now open, including Wellesbourne, with only Burton Farm in Stratford, Shipston and Stockton remaining closed for the time being.
Since the recycling centres reopened in May, over 200,000 recyclers have visited the sites.
Site officers say feedback on the covid-safe systems in place have been overwhelmingly complimentary. Staff are providing recycling advice and carrying out extra cleaning. However, staff will not be able to help with moving items.
Coun Heather Timms, portfolio holder for the environment, heritage and culture, said: “I am very pleased that the reopening of our seven larger recycling centres has worked extremely well and we are now able to also open the two smallest sites. Our booking system has gained recognition nationally as a practical way of ensuring a safe and efficient trip to drop off recycling. Recycling centre and reuse shop staff have worked hard to reinstate these valued community facilitates to allow householders to manage their waste responsibly and recycle all that they can. I want to compliment our partners at Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire and Mary Anne Evans Hospice for the work that they do to provide reuse shops where pre-loved items can be donated and bought.
“Thank you to all of our visitors, who, by sorting their waste before they visit the recycling centre, are maintaining high standards of recycling. This spring, the Warwickshire recycling rate again increased, showing Warwickshire households are doing what they can to help the environment and combat climate change by reducing waste and recycling more.”
Visitors are also reminded winter opening hours will start from October 1, reflected in the availability of appointments listed on the booking site.
Hunters Lane in Rugby – and potentially Stockton and Wellesbourne – is in high demand, so visits to those sites are limited to essential use once per fortnight.
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hwrc to make a booking for a 15 minute appointment in a car.