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Number of daily slots at Hampshire's recycling centres to increase to 5,000

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Number of daily slots at Hampshire's recycling centres to increase to 5,000

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:44pm 29th June 2020. (Updated at 2:50pm 29th June 2020)

Preparations are underway so that more people can use Hampshire's recycling centres. 

Due to social distancing visits to the sites have to be booked in advance. 

The County Council have announced it is going to increase the number of slots available each day to 5,000 in total across the 24 centres. 

Residents have been able to book a visit to one of the county's 24 recycling centres since 15 June. 

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council says that the last few weeks has allowed the council to see how the system was working. 

He added that the booking system is achieving what it set out to do by reducing long traffic queues around the recycling centres. 

Councillor Humby has thanked residents for their patients: 

“We continue to follow Government guidance on social distancing to keep residents and staff safe which must be our primary consideration.

“With covid safe measures in place at HWRCs, capacity has inevitably been reduced, and so we have had to change the way people visit the sites to manage demand.

"I do appreciate this is an extra step people need to take to visit an HWRC and would like to thank Hampshire residents for their patience. 

“We are in a position to increase the number of slots each day to 5,000 in total across Hampshire’s network of 24 sites.

"This will be done by allowing more people to book in during each half hour slot."

Residents will also be able to book a slot a week ahead. 

You make a booking to visit one of Hampshire's recycling centres here.

Those without online access can call  023 8017 9949

You will need to provide your name, car registration and, for online bookings, an email address.

Bookings are limited to one slot per household per week.

Visting Hampshire's recycling centres: 

  • You do not need to bring a booking confirmation with you
  • Staff will check your car registation when you arrive- you will need to arrive in the vehicle specified in the booking
  • Anyone without a confirmed booking will be turned away
  • New parking arrangements are in place with site staff guiding vehicles into spaces
  • Where possible only one person per household should visit 
  • Social distancing measures means staff will not be able to help with unloading or carrying any materials- only bring what you can carry
  • Trailers are not permitted.
  • You must keep at least a two-metre distance from others at all times.
  • Most waste materials will be accepted, except for chargeable waste – soil, rubble, asbestos and plasterboard.