From Friday (May 15), Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will open to the public for essential use.
On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county’s 18 HWRCs which closed on March 23 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Details on how to book will be released on Wednesday. The sites will be open to the public between 9am and 3pm rather than the usual opening hours to allow for enhanced cleaning.
Most sites will be open seven days a week and will accept all types of waste including chargeable items. Government advice is that residents should continue temporarily storing their waste at home, if they can do so in a way that doesn’t pose a risk to their health.
If, however, waste and recycling cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury, health or harm, please book a trip to your local HWRC.
Residents can only book one trip in any four-week period to allow all residents to have access to sites and must follow social distancing guidelines.