Recycling centres will stay open during lockdown - The Leamington Observer

Recycling centres will stay open during lockdown

RECYCLING centres across Warwickshire will remain open throughout lockdown.

People can book appointments to use all nine sites between 9.30am to 3pm weekdays and 8.30am to 4pm on weekends.

Throughout June, July and August the recycling rate across the county rose by 25 per cent from the same period last year.

Materials including wood, scrap metal, garden waste and electrical items can all be recycled at the centres.

While residents can have a 15 minute slot to do their recycling, shops on the recycling centre sites will be closed throughout November to comply with new covid rules.

Warwickshire County Council environment spokeswoman Heather Timms said: “The booking system Warwickshire County Council has installed and developed for all of our recycling centres has allowed us to offer controlled, safe and socially distanced visits to the recycling centres since May. It has drawn national acclaim and has been replicated by other authorities across the country as a model of best practice.

“It has enabled us to ensure that there has been no disruption from queues on the roads near to the centres. Having the ability to manage visitor numbers and stay in close contact with keen recyclers who have booked appointments, means we can be confident in continuing to operate our sites safely. The pandemic has not shifted our focus on, or commitment to, tackling climate change.

“It is excellent news for Warwickshire that our robust system of pre-booking, which does so much to make visiting our household waste centres as safe as possible, has meant that people in Warwickshire, who are recycling more than ever, can continue to help to protect the environment and reduce our impact on climate change.”

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