Household Waste Recycling Centres to re-open from Monday 4th May 2020
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has announced it plans to re-open Household Waste Recycling Centres from Monday 4th May. Along with its contractor Veolia, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority will be implementing clear operating guidelines to ensure the safety of users and hard-working staff.
In Sefton Borough, the South Sefton site at Irlam Road in Bootle and the Southport site at Foul Lane will be open from Monday.
Restrictions and traffic management plans will be in place and the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is currently working with Council Highways Departments and the Police on these.
The restrictions are:
- sites will be open 8.00 am – 8.00 pm every day.
- the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time, which means queuing times will be significantly longer.
- cars only – no vans, commercial-type vehicles or large trailers.
- one person per vehicle (NB. Blue Badge holders will be able to be accompanied by one family member).
- social distancing of at least 2 metres will be strictly enforced.
- site employees will not be able to assist with unloading
Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services said: “We know people will be pleased to see these sites opening but need to stress that they should only go along if it is really necessary or urgent.
“Also, to help us ensure we can manage the sites and ensure the safety of everyone, both visitors and staff, we are asking that if people do need to go to one of the sites, they pick a time through the week rather than all try to go along on Monday.”
Arrangements to ensure the Sefton sites at Maghull and Formby can be operated safely are still being finalised.
If anyone in a household has had Covid-19 symptoms, waste should be left for at least 72 hours before disposal and personal waste should be safely double bagged. These items should be placed in your normal bin collection if possible.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has thanked residents for their understanding and patience during this challenging time.