Under new government guidance, Rutland County Council is considering the reopening of its Household Waste and Recycling Centres at Cottesmore and North Luffenham.
Both sites are currently closed to support government social distancing measures and ensure that roadside waste collections are maintained through the redeployment of staff.
The Council will be considering options for reopening at least one site before the end of May, but has warned that significant planning and preventative measures must be put in place first to protect residents and staff, as well as manage any increase in traffic and waste volumes.
"We understand that many people would like to see local waste and recycling centres open again. We are considering how this might be possible. However, we need to be confident that any safety concerns are addressed before we reopen to members of the public. Given the local demand for these services, it is also highly likely that additional management of the sites will be needed to avoid traffic congestion in the vicinity. Household Waste and Recycling Centres will remain closed until we are satisfied that all necessary measures are in place. We will be consulting local communities close to the sites about our plans and will share further details and timescales for reopening in due course.” Councillor Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Waste and Environment
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