People reminded to follow number plate system at Cornwall’s HWRCs

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People are being reminded to stick to the number plate entry system in place at Cornwall’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) following queues at some sites.

In recent days HWRCs have been busy with queueing times of over an hour reported at some centres.

The number plate system remains in place to limit the number of people visiting HWRCs to ensure the sites remain covid-secure. Cornwall Council is urging people to check what days they can go before they travel to their local centre.

If there are queues and you try to enter the site on the wrong day, site staff may turn you away and ask you to return on the correct date.

If the last digit of your vehicle number plate is even - 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 - then you should only visit a HWRC on an even date of the month, e.g. 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th.

If the last digit of your number plate is odd - 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 - then you should only visit an HWRC on an odd date of the month, e.g. 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th.

HWRCs are open between 9am and 4pm seven days a week.

Councillor Rob Nolan, portfolio holder for Environment, said: “We are asking that people only go to their local HWRC on the correct day to avoid disappointment.

“Some sites have been very busy. If you turn up and there are queues, we’d ask that you turn around and come back another day if possible.

“This way we can try to keep everyone safe.”

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