The final two of Warwickshire’s recycling centres are planned to open at the end of September, according to Warwickshire County Council.

An announcement has been made that the re-opening of the tips, one in Stockton and one in Wellesbourne, is due to occur on Saturday, September 26.

The county’s larger centres have been open for some time now, but due to the size of the remaining two it was harder to make social distancing plans, which is why it has taken longer to get them up and running.

Since the reopening of the main centres, there has been a booking in place for residents to book a slot to bring their waste for recycling.

This system has been successful in ensuring the maximum level of safety for both visitors and staff by allowing social distancing to take place, while also minimising disruption to the roads around the centres by preventing queues.

Booking for the two sites due to re-open this month will be available a week prior to their opening date.

Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for the environment, heritage and culture, said: “I am absolutely delighted by how well the reopening of our household waste recycling centres has been received by all our residents, how well the new booking system has enabled effective social distancing and how responsible and courteous all the visitors to our open sites have been.

“The booking system has drawn recognition nationally as a model of best practice.

“It is great news that all of our facilities will be open when Stockton and Wellesbourne recycling centres reopen on Saturday 26th September.

“We know how much residents value the service, so I am pleased that we can soon offer the opportunity to recycle at all of our sites, whilst keeping visitors and staff safe.”

There are now over 12,000 appointments available each week across the seven recycling centres and sites. This will increase when the remaining two sites reopen, plus reduce travel distances for those living close to Stockton or Wellesbourne.

Initially, Stockton will be open on Saturday and Sunday only and Wellesbourne will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday only. Usual opening hours for these days will apply.





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