Waste recycling centres to reopen

1 May 2020 09:53
Published by: Scott Callan

Household waste and recycling centres in Bolton will reopen from Saturday, it has been announced

Opening times will vary, and social distancing measures will be in place to protect visitors.

And the council says the sites will open for only for bagged general waste and for residents with proof of address

Traffic control system based on vehicle registration will also limit visitor numbers.

Some restrictions and new measures will be in place to protect the health and wellbeing of people and staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

At last week’s Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee, the nine councils that make up the Greater Manchester Waste Authority agreed to reopen some recycling centres.

Bolton Council says the decision was taken in accordance with government guidelines and is based on staffing, accessibility, and the agreement of traffic management plans with local authorities.

And it adds that re-opening is being carefully planned and managed, with the involvement of Greater Manchester Police.

The Raikes Lane centre will be open every day from 8am to 6pm and the Salford Road centre will be open at weekends only. It will open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.

The council says it will not be open during the week to ensure council refuse vehicles can continue to tip rubbish there daily, without being held up by potential queues of traffic. 

To see opening times of all centres in Greater Manchester, visitwww.recycleforgreatermanchester.com

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