Restrictions have changed at Household Waste Recycling Centres

Restrictions at our Household Waste Recycling Centres have changed from today (Monday 17 May) to allow more visitors on site and help reduce queuing times.

Since last year the number of vehicles allowed to unload at the sites has been significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic management has been in place to prevent the risk of queuing traffic causing a safety issue to the roads outside the sites.

Now up to 30 people will be allowed at the sites at once, and visitors to the sites are encouraged to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing while unloading their waste. Traffic management will be removed and will only be brought back if safety issues arise.

Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “As we start to open up more of our society, I’m pleased that we’re able to make these changes at our Household Waste Recycling Centres. This will make it easier for people to visit and dispose of their waste properly.

“We still expect the sites to be busy so do ask people to be patient if there are still queues, and to treat others with respect at all times.”

Residents are reminded that a programme of repair and upgrade works at the sites is ongoing.

The following site closures are in place:

Smithies, Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May (12 days)

Worsbrough, Monday 7 June to Monday 14 June (8 days)

Goldthorpe, Tuesday 15 June to Thursday 17 June (3 days)

Find out more about our Household Waste Recycling Centres on our website.

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