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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Sutton Council says you should only use its waste and recycling centres if absolutely necessary

Sutton Council says you should only use its waste and recycling centres if absolutely necessary.

It’s after some residents claimed getting an appointment following their re-opening last week is “impossible.”

The authority says only items that cannot be stored safely at home should be taken to the centres.

Sutton acknowledges a high demand for pre-bookable slots but is urging residents to be persistent and check its website regularly.

Sutton Council statement in full:

“Like most councils across the country, the Sutton Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) was closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The re-opening on Wednesday, the 13th of May was publicised with the message that ‘visits to the site are strictly by appointment only and must be booked in advance’ on the Council’s website, the Reuse and Recycling Centre webpage and the Council’s Facebook and Twitter channels.
In line with many other councils, a booking system and a number of temporary restrictions have been introduced to ensure residents and staff can safely use the HRRC, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. These changes are in accordance with Government guidelines designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Additionally in line with the guidelines, we advise that residents should only try to book a visit to the HRRC if it’s absolutely essential. Households should only take waste to the HRRC if it cannot be safely stored at home and no alternative disposal options are available. Currently and throughout the recent period our recycling, rubbish, garden waste and bulky waste collections from home services have been generally running well.
We appreciate that demand for bookings is extremely high right now and that all slots have been booked up quickly. Capacity at the site is being monitored to ensure that it is safe to use and more booking slots are being made available, so we advise residents to keep checking the website regularly.
We thank residents for their patience and understanding during this time.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

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