Busy start as Hartlepool tip reopens to residents: How you can book a place

Hartlepool’s Household Waste Recycling Centre has got off to a busy start after reopening to the public.

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 12:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 12:46 pm

A steady stream of vehicles are flowing through the centre on Burn Road to dispose of rubbish that has been building up during the last seven weeks in lockdown.

Hartlepool Borough Council reopened the site on Wednesday, May 13, after a number of weeks, but with a number of strict rules in place to protect people.

That includes having to book a time slot in advance.

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A car visits Hartlepool Household Waste Recycling Centre on the first day of its reopening since being shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The recycling centre is now open between 9am and 3.30pm Wednesdays to Sundays, but only four cars are being allowed access at any one time and and visits are limited to ten minutes.

Two-metre social distancing is being strictly enforced at all times and staff cannot help to unload vehicles.

Children and animals are not allowed out of vehicles on site.

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Strict social distancing measures are in place at the recycling centre.

Before going to the recycling centre, drivers must first check in around ten minutes before their allotted time at the former Havelock Centre car park off Mainsforth Terrace.

It is to prevent vehicles backing up on Burn Road.

The centre is currently only taking general household waste (up to 10 bags), garden waste (up to 10 bags), mattresses, cardboard, grey bin recycling contents, and large electrical items such as fridges, freezers, and TVs.

All available slots between now and Saturday are fully booked but others afterwards are available.

All visitors must first check in for their appointed time at the former Havelock Centre car park.

For full details and to book, go to www.hartlepool.gov.uk/HWRCbookings or call (01429) 523333.

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