Household Waste Recycling Centres re-opening
Household Waste Recycling Sites have reopened
Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) have reopened, in line with updated Government Covid-19 guidance.
A total of 11 sites in West Sussex and a further 11 sites in Somerset have opened to the public for essential visits only from Monday, May 11.
Important information about site guidelines is available by clicking on the links below, and should be read before travelling.
Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham said: "We are committed to working with the public during this challenging time.
"We want to ensure that the reopening of recycling sites is accomplished in a manner which prioritises the safety of the public and our staff and remains in line with Government guidance on social distancing and what constitutes essential and permitted travel.
"This means we will act to ensure that public access to the sites we operate allows for the required two-metre social distancing, and that queuing traffic waiting to access our sites does not create unsafe conditions for other road users."
Mr Ringham said that, as Viridor followed Government guidance on social distancing, its staff would not be able to assist the public with the unloading of items from their cars.
He added: "Safely reopening these centres for the public and our key workers depends on people respecting the rules and only using sites for essential trips.
"We ask the public to work with us to ensure these sites can remain open. Instances of verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated and could lead to sites being closed."
The Somerset sites which have reopened are: Bridgwater, Chard, Dulverton, Frome, Highbridge, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton and Yeovil.
The West Sussex sites which have reopened are: Bognor Regis, Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Horsham, East Grinstead, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Shoreham, Westhampnett and Worthing.
Somerset HWRS opening hours from Monday, May 11:
West Sussex HWRS opening hours from Monday, May 11:
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