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How recycling centres will reopen in Bridgend County Borough

Only a few cars will be let in to the sites at a time, so delays must be expected. Drivers are being advised in advance that they will need to queue, and that they should not get out of their cars until it is their turn.

Using the sites
All items and materials MUST be sorted before entering a recycling centre, and only one person will be allowed to get out of the car to dispose of waste.

Staff will not be able to help unload or move items from cars due to social distancing requirements, so please only bring waste that one person can carry safely.

As only a few cars will be let in each time, visitors should have no difficulty maintaining social distancing while at the sites, but anyone who refuses to do so will be asked to leave immediately, as will anyone who is abusive to staff.

Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams, said: “Any unnecessary travel increases the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for you, for staff and for other users, so please think about whether it is absolutely essential for you to visit the recycling centre while lockdown is in place.

“Under no account should anyone enter a site if they or someone they live with has symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature or a new continuous cough.

“Please do not take waste to a site that you could otherwise recycle as part of the weekly kerbside collection. There is no limit on how much recycling you can put out, and you can always order additional recycling containers from the council website.”

Cllr Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We anticipate that these temporary measures will need to be in place for several weeks before we can start to look at returning to a more normal service.

“In the meantime, the council is working alongside its waste partner Kier to ensure that weekly recycling collections and fortnightly waste collections of household waste can continue without interruption, and that the community recycling sites can be used for essential visits safely and without exposing staff and users to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

“The pandemic is far from over and we must maintain our guard at all times, but together, we can help maintain a strong waste and recycling service for everyone during the Covid-19 crisis.”

For more information, visit the recycling pages of www.bridgend.gov.uk

Y Cyng | Cllr Huw David     
Arweinydd y Cyngor | Leader of Council
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council