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QUEUES at household waste recycling centres – which reopened on Monday – remain light and Dumfries and Galloway Council has addressed concerns over reduced services currently on offer. A statement issued this morning said: "Please be assured that your waste is simply not going to landfill as we offer a reduced service at HWRCs due to Covid-19." They say the Eco Deco plant near Dumfries is dealing with waste. "Waste is sent to our plant and is dried for an average 14 days to obtain 30pc moisture loss. It's then refined to produce various waste streams." HWRCs in Stranraer and Newton Stewart are back in action although Whithorn's facility remains closed due difficulties ensuring social distancing rules there. A webpage carrie full details of what is being accepted – bagged waste only; no recycling items currency – and has a 'traffic-light' graphic with updates on queues. There were chaotic scenes in England when centres reopened and Borders Council is using car number plates to limit access. Even numbers are allowed on certain days, odd numbers on the alternates. Vans and vehicles with trailers are also currently barred from Dumfries and Galloway sites. https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/waste

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