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Cornwall's household waste and recycling centres to stay open

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Cornwall will remain open during lockdown.

To help maintain social distancing and protect staff and other site users, we will continue to operate the number plate entry system to limit the number of people at the sites at any one time.

If the last number of your vehicle registration plate is an odd number, we ask that you only visit HWRCs on odd days of the month e.g. 1st, 3rd 5th.

If the last number on your vehicle registration plate is even, we ask that you only visit the HWRCs on even days of the month e.g. 2nd, 4th, 6th.

If there are long queues and you try to enter the site on the wrong day, you may be turned away.

Councillor Rob Nolan, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “I am delighted that HWRCs are allowed to stay open and I’m sure residents will be too.

“During the lockdown we expect that more people will be visiting the sites and this means there could be queues.

“The number plate system helps to limit the number of people at each centre. We ask that people are considerate and stick to the guidelines so we can keep everyone safe.”

Please read the latest guidelines and safety advice before visiting your local HWRC which you can find on the Cornwall Council website.