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Visit our recycling sites on Tuesday only if it is essential

Residents are being asked to play their part in keeping the Recycling Centres operating safely in Swansea by not turning up all at once on the first day the five sites re-open next Tuesday.

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Many household items normally disposed of at the sites will not be permitted in the early stages of the reopening plans and a smaller list of materials has been announced to allow the sites to operate safely, providing social distancing measures for staff and visiting public.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said: "Although we are reopening on May 26, we would rather everyone does not turn up on the first day - putting a huge strain on the staff and the arrangements we are putting in place.

"Residents should ask themselves if they really need to visit a recycling centre, is it essential or can they hold on to their household waste until a later date.

"Our kerbside recycling service offers a wide range of opportunities for residents to recycle their household waste so this should be their first consideration.

"There is a much smaller list of materials that will be permitted at recycling centres and this does not include black bag waste. Please check the website for the full list of materials you can dispose of. We want to avoid a situation where residents are getting turned away.

"Long queues of traffic in other parts of the country have recently led to Councils closing recycling centres shortly after reopening because of traffic concerns. We want to avoid this as well. Residents can play their part by being sensible and only visiting one of our sites if it's essential to them."

For full information about the recycling sites, please go to: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/recyclingcentres 

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