WILTSHIRE’S household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin, will reopen today (Monday 18 May) with an easy to use postcode entry system to help limit the number of people on site at any time and ensure social distancing.
Wiltshire Council expects the sites to be extremely busy during this initial phase of reopening, so has said to please consider whether you really need to visit the sites during the first week or so.
You should only visit HRCs on the days that correspond to the first part of your postcode. For example, if your postcode starts in BA12, you can only visit the sites on Monday 18 May, Wednesday 20 May etc – see table below.
You can visit any Wiltshire site you choose, so while you are limited by the days you can attend, you can attend any Wiltshire household recycling centre on these days – though please be sure to check the latest opening times before you set off, as many sites will need to operate very differently to previous arrangements. You may be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the household recycling centre, so please bring it with you. Here are just a few FAQs to help, the full list is available by clicking the image below.
- Is there a limit on how many people can travel in a car?
In order to ensure social distancing is adhered to, we’re currently permitting one person per vehicle. We’ll review this after the initial opening period. Blue Badge holders can bring another person with them in their vehicle to unload waste – please display your Blue Badge clearly in your vehicle front window.
- What are the guidelines to visit the HRCs?
You should wear your own gloves when you visit a HRC and dispose of your gloves after your visit responsibly. Please stay at least 2m away from everyone at all times. You must not attend a HRC if you are symptomatic with COVID-19 or at home shielding.
- How long are the queues likely to be?
We are expecting queues to be long, potentially with waits of several hours. Please check our website and social media channels before travelling for updates.
- I’ve seen your postcode entry system, does this mean I will need to bring proof of address to the site?
Yes. Please make sure your proof of address is clearly visible in your vehicle window. Acceptable examples include – Driver’s licence, council tax bill, utility bill (paper and electronic are acceptable) or your van permit if you are travelling in one of those.
Can someone on site help me dispose of my waste?
No. Staff cannot help you move your waste so we kindly ask that you do not ask them to.