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Councils working to re-open waste sites

Councils working to re-open waste sites

People are being encouraged to only visit if essential

The city and county councils say they are working hard to re-open some of their recycling and household waste sites later this month.

Under new Government guidelines, sites can re-open for waste that can't be stored safely at home.

Leicestershire County Council says it will open the gates on Monday, 18 May – at seven sites over seven days a week. The county sites opening are at Barwell, Lount, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone.

The seven county sites will be open to county residents only. The county council is also looking to introduce a booking system for their sites.


People are being asked to only go to the sites if stored waste is becoming unsafe at home and at risk of causing injury, illness or harm.

Both councils are working closely with other local authorities in the region around co-ordinating the re-opening of sites so people don't travel to neighbouring areas to dispose of waste.

Social distancing will be in operation at all city and county sites, and plans will also include traffic management arrangements.

There will be restrictions to the type of items which people will be able to bring to county locations - so some waste types will still have to wait.

People are asked to only bring what they cannot safely store at home for the time being or cannot wait for their kerbside collection services, many of which are being reinstated.

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 15:40 by Deputy Clerk

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