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Waste centres back in action

WHEN recycling centres reopened England, there were chaotic scenes. But the return of recycling centres here – even if they're not doing any actual recycling – has been more sensible. Dumfries and Galloway Council opened the gates at their Stranraer Household Waste Recycling Centre at 9am. Newton Stewart is due to open at 12.15pm but the Whithorn facility cannot open because of issues over social-distancing at the site. Queues at Stranraer were modest, the council's 'traffic light' system on their website reporting wait-times of under 10 minutes. They said: "At the moment, we can only accept bagged waste, and due to requirement to social distance, we cannot offer any recycling on-site. We apologise for this and hope to be able to reintroduce recycling on our sites in due course." Traffic management systems are in place and only private cars are allowed in – vans and vehicles with trailers are barred. More detail on what waste is accepted and about opening times is available via: https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/waste

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