Oxfordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are set to re-open on Monday 18th May but with restricted access and opening hours limited to 8am till 4pm.
Residents have been asked to stagger their visits to avoid long queues forming but are being told to expect delays. Buckinghamshire’s recycling centres re-opened on 6th May with the exception locally of Rabans Lane in Aylesbury.
Residents are therefore being urged only to visit the site if their trip is essential and they cannot safely store their waste at home.
Government guidance says that trips to a Household Waste Recycling Centre should only be made if ‘essential’ – that is if the waste cannot be stored safely without harm to health. The Government guidance states: “It would be reasonable for residents to undertake a journey to a Household Waste Recycling Centre if the waste or recycling could not be stored safely at home or disposed of through other legitimate routes such as a dedicated collection. By this we mean that the waste/recycling could not be stored on their property without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household or harm to public health and amenity.”