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Cottesmore recycling centre re-opens

Date Published: 17 May 2021
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Cottesmore Recycling Centre reopened today (Monday 17 May) after a prolonged period of closure due to the impact of COVID-19.  

An advance booking system is in operation for Rutland residents who want to return to using the Cottesmore site, or to Rutland County Council’s other Household Waste and Recycling Centre at North Luffenham. 

To book a 20-minute time slot at either site, visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/hwrcbooking. Anyone who is unable to book online because they do not have access to the internet can book by calling 01572 722 577

Cottesmore Recycling Centre will now be open four days a week (Friday to Monday), from 10.00am to 6.00pm. North Luffenham Recycling Centre is open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 10.00am to 6.00pm.  

Trailers are not permitted at Cottesmore, although the Council is continuing to keep this under review. Trailers will be allowed at the North Luffenham site from Tuesday 18 May.  

Residents will be prompted to indicate on the booking form if they intend to arrive with a trailer. 

Visitors will not be able to access Cottesmore or North Luffenham Recycling Centres unless they have booked in advance and should bring their booking confirmation with them when they visit.  The Council also advises that people should, if possible, sort their waste and recycling into the various types before they arrive on site. This reduces any unnecessary hold-ups. 

In line with the Government’s proposed removal of all legal limits on social contact, the Council hopes to lift all COVID restrictions and return to a full service across its two Household Waste and Recycling sites in June 2021. The continuing need for a booking system to manage traffic safely and effectively at both Cottesmore and North Luffenham will be reviewed after 21 June. 

Only people who live in Rutland can use these Centres, and must have previously completed an application and registered their vehicles with the Council's automatic number plate recognition system at: www.rutland.gov.uk/recycling.  
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