Visitor restriction eases at Derbyshire's household waste recycling sites

Derbyshire residents are now able to visit county council-run household waste recycling centres any day of the week.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 11:48 am
Householders can now take their rubbish to a Derbyshire County Council-run dump on any day of the week.

The layout of the county council’s nine centres have been improved to accommodate more vehicles on site while allowing visitors to maintain two metre social distancing.

The odd and even number plate system brought in to restrict the number of vehicles visiting the sites is no longer in place.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways transport and infrastructure, said: “I’d like to thank the public for their patience while we’ve been dealing with this unprecedented situation and for continuing to follow our instructions to help things run smoothly.

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“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to improve the layout of our sites to accommodate more vehicles.

“We’re still not at full capacity so visitors should still be prepared to queue at busy times. Social distancing measures are still in place and site users will still need to carry their own waste. Skips and ramps should only be approached when it’s clear to do so and visitors should wash their hands when they get home and, of course, stay at home if they’ve had coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days, are self-isolating or at high risk of contracting the virus.”

The county council’s recycling centres open seven days a week from 8.30am-6pm at Ashbourne, Bolsover, Bretby, Chesterfield, Glossop, Ilkeston, Loscoe, Northwood (Darley Dale) and Waterswallows near Buxton.