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Plans to open HWRC are being considered

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5 May 2020

Image of English Covid-19 Residents and communities logo In accordance with Welsh Government guidelines, all Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Powys and across Wales are currently closed.

"However, plans for how and when to reopen these facilities are being considered by all welsh local authorities, in conjunction with Welsh Government." explains Cllr Hulme, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling.

"For HWRC to reopen, it is essential that they can operate safely, protecting our residents and staff and minimising the spread of the coronavirus. When they do, restrictions will be in place and visits should only be made where there is no alternative. Residents should expect to queue and follow the site rules.

"We will share our plans with residents once confirmed.

"Many residents are using this enforced time at home to tackle DIY projects and clear-out sheds and garages, etc. However, getting rid of any subsequent waste is not deemed essential under current lockdown rules.

"The commitment of our crews during the pandemic has been unwavering. As a result of their hard work, and despite staff shortages and different working guidelines, kerbside collection services have continued as normal across the county. We ask that any waste that cannot be collected through the normal kerbside collections should be stored safely at home until government restrictions are eased."

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