Recycling centres up and running again
Eight of the council’s largest recycling centres re-opened on Monday 11 May. Re-opening some sites enabled householders to dispose of any waste and recycling that had built up at home since the Government’s lockdown announcement on 23 March.
At first, the sites opened with a restricted service for cars only, but thanks to the fantastic public response, staff were soon able to welcome vans and trailers. With eight sites open, we were seeing around 2,400 visitors a day.
Norfolk residents are playing their part and making a huge contribution to the smooth running of the recycling centres by being patient, following directions from site staff, maintaining two metres physical distancing and trying to avoid peak times.
We now have 12 sites open and plan to open more in the coming weeks. The 12 sites open from 9am to 5pm are:
Caister, Dereham, Hempton, Ketteringham, King’s Lynn, Mayton Wood, Mile Cross, Sheringham and Thetford, Ashill, Strumpshaw and Heacham
From the 1 June, Mile Cross Recycling Centre only will increase opening hours to 9am to 7pm seven days a week.
Please check the website for all the latest information and for guidance on using Norfolk County Council recycling centres during Covid-19.