No day off for recycling centre to meet demand
By Rob Freeman | 13th August 2020
The Household Recycling Centre at Pyke Quarry is to open on Wednesdays to make more booking slots available.
Pre-booking was introduced at all five of the county's Household Recycling Centres when they reopened after lockdown to enable social distancing.
The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day which can be booked up to 21 days in advance at www.gloucestershirerecycles.com.
Waiting times for a visit to Hempsted, Wingmoor Farm, Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross are under a week with some next day availability.
But with a longer delay at Pyke Quarry, the Horsley site will be opening on its normal Wednesday closure day from August 19 until further notice.
Councillor Nigel Moor, Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet member responsible for waste said: "I'm really pleased with the way the HRC booking system is working and we've received a lot of positive feedback.
"We are always looking to make improvements and I'd like to reduce the waiting time for a booking slot to visit Pyke Quarry HRC at Horsley so it's more in line with our other sites.
"I know Pyke Quarry is particularly popular and I hope this change will make visiting far more convenient."
Vehicles at all sites should only have drivers wherever possible although with staff unable to help with unloading, one passenger is permitted to assist. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or from self-isolating households must no visit.
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