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Long queues form on first day of centre opening

Created on 26/05/2020 @ 17:29
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Long queues of traffic formed at the Dyffryn Industrial Estate today after Powys County Council's waste and recycling centre opened for the first time since lockdown.

Managed by Potters, the site opened this morning with cars already queuing to get in, although it is understood the movement of people in and out of the site was well controlled.

From today, the site will then open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between 9am and 5pm and then Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4pm.

The following changes and restrictions will apply at all sites:
1.    If you, or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you should follow government and NHS guidelines, self-Isolate and stay at home! Do not visit the HWRC. Any personal waste, such as tissues or wipes, should be double bagged and left for 72 hours before being put out for collection in our wheeled bin or purple sacks.
2.    You may be asked to provide proof of your address before entering the site – please have this with you and show it to a member of staff when asked.
3.    Only cars will be allowed into the HWRCs. Initially, no trade permits, or commercial vehicles or trailers permits will be allowed. This also helps to assist with managing demand, enforcing social distancing rules and controlling traffic levels. This will be continually under review and changed when appropriate.
4.    A limited number of cars will be allowed onsite at any time – this will cause delays, please be prepared to queue patiently in your car. If there are too many people waiting to enter, you may be asked to return at a quieter time to avoid causing disruption to the highway and local communities.
5.    Strict social distancing rules will be in place at all times. If these are breached, or you are abusive to staff, you will be asked to leave, and the police may be called.
6.    Where possible, there should only be one person per vehicle. Only one person is allowed to leave the vehicle to unload - this means that you can only take things that can be carried by one person. Staff on site cannot help unload or carry items under any circumstances.
7.    There will be a strict 10-minute time limit per car when on site – please segregate waste before arriving to help keep your visit short.

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