Lincolnshire County Council is preparing to re-open their household waste recycling centres across the county – but things are going to be a bit different for a while.
Initially the tips will only be able to accept garden waste and wood, with more services being added as time goes on.
The exact date of re-opening is yet to be confirmed.
In common with supermarkets and other businesses that have remained open there will be social distancing in place to manage the number of people and cars on site at any one time.
The main difference residents will notice is that you can no longer turn up and use the tip, you will have to book in advance, and no vans, pickups or trailers will be permitted. You can book a slot for up to two weeks in advance at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip. Residents will also be able to book a slot by calling 01522 782070. Lines will be opening shortly and will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.
You’ll need to have ID and proof of your address in the county, so you’ll need to bring a driving license with you.
We’re introducing a new booking system so we can safely manage the numbers of people into and out of the sites, quantities and operate within the government’s social distancing guidelines.Councillor Eddy Poll, Lincolnshire County Council
Anyone turning up to the tip without a booking will not be permitted to enter.
You must be able to unload and carry your waste to the containers. If you are a disabled driver/blue badge holder, please bring someone with you to unload your waste. Due to social distancing rules, staff will not be able to assist in unloading from your car or putting it into the containers.
Eddy Poll, executive councillor for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I know it’s been frustrating having the sites closed for almost six weeks and we know many residents have excess waste to dispose of.
“We’re introducing a new booking system so we can safely manage the numbers of people into and out of the sites, quantities and operate within the government’s social distancing guidelines.
“Many residents have been in touch about their garden waste, so with this in mind, we will be open for green waste and wood first. Again, I know many residents will have other waste to dispose of and we are working hard to see how we can accept these in a safe manner.
“We are grateful for your patience, and by working together we can safely restore this much needed service.”
Before you book a slot, the Council are asking you to consider the following essential guidance:
- you should only visit if it is absolutely necessary e.g. if excess waste represent a health and safety risk
- anyone in self-isolation or with COVID 19 symptoms must not visit the sites under any circumstances