Household waste recycling centres to reopen for green waste and wood

Date published: 01 May 2020
Household Waste Recycling Centre

Lincolnshire County Council are working hard to reopen the household waste recycling centres (tips) across the county, but from the re-opening they will be managing things differently.

Just like other services across the UK,  there will social distancing measures in place and for your safety and theirs, as they need to manage the amount of people and cars going on site at any one time.

With this in mind, residents must book a time slot via Slots will be released shortly, for up to two weeks in advance. 

Residents will be only able to go on site if they have a confirmed booking.

Initially, HWRCs will only be able to accept garden waste and wood, they will then look to accept other types of waste as and when they can.

No vans, pickups or trailers will be allowed on site at this time.

You must be able to unload and carry your waste to the containers. If you are a disabled driver/blue badge holder, please bring someone with you to unload your waste.

Due to social distancing rules, staff will not be able to assist in unloading from your car or putting it into the containers.

Just to reassure you, we will be regularly cleaning and disinfecting the sites.

You'll need to have ID and proof of your address in the county, so you'll need a driving license.

Eddy Poll, LCC executive councillor for waste and recycling, said:  "I know it's been frustrating having the sites closed for almost six weeks and we know many residents have excess waste to dispose of.

"We're introducing a new booking system so we can safely manage the numbers of people into and out of the sites, quantities and operate within the government's social distancing guidelines.

"Many residents have been in touch about their garden waste, so with this in mind, we will be open for green waste and wood first. Again, I know many residents will have other waste to dispose of and we are working hard to see how we can accept these in a safe manner.

"We are grateful for your patience, and by working together we can safely restore this much needed service."

Before you book a slot, please consider the following essential guidance:

  • you should only visit if it is absolutely necessary e.g. if excess waste represent a health and safety risk
  • anyone in self-isolation or with COVID 19 symptoms must not visit the sites under any circumstances

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