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Friday, 30 October 2020

West Bridgford Recycling Centre reopens with traffic control and safety measures

Social distancing will be enforced and a strict one car in, one car out system will be in place.

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West Bridgford recycling centre – Vehicles are held in a waiting area and called off on a one-in-one-out basis.

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West Bridgford’s recycling centre reopened this morning at 8 am.

Vehicles are held at Rushcliffe Arena car park ( if necessary ) by teams of traffic engineers.

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Teams at the gates to the centre then receive a radio call to expect cars to drive around to the tip.

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Stop – Go board are in operation on Rugby Road to control traffic in busy periods.

The day started quietly with only a few vehicles entering the site between 8 and 9 am.

During quiet periods cars may be let in without the holding area being used.

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Social distancing will be enforced and a strict one car in, one car out system will be in place. From Monday 8 June all household waste recycling centres will reopen to vans, trailers and pickups.

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All the sites will be running a reduced service and only the following materials can be taken:
• garden waste,
• wood
• cardboard
• metals
• waste electrical and electronic equipment
• general waste

Staff will be onsite, but they will be unable to help unload due to social distancing. Residents are reminded that if they have coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or at a high risk of contracting the virus they should not travel to the sites.

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Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, said:

“We have successfully reopened eight of the county’s recycling centres and are set to open the remaining four sites on Monday. We can do this thanks to the diligence of residents who have treated the reopening of centres sensibly and safely.

“As the sites will be open for longer, residents will have more opportunity to dispose of their waste, so I urge people not to rush to the sites. I would still reiterate that where possible residents should store waste safely at home in the first instance. In doing so residents will help us to continue to deliver this service effectively whilst the sites operate at a reduced capacity due to social distancing.”

The Council is continuing to work closely with the Waste Collection Authorities at the district and borough councils to ensure that residents continue to receive effective kerbside waste services. And as of 1 June, all our partners will be operating a full kerbside service. Links to our local partners websites can be found at nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/waste-collection/bin-bulky-waste-collections.

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