Council confirms Household Recycling Centres in Flintshire will remain open during level 4 lockdown
Flintshire Council has confirmed its Household Recycling Centres (HRC’s) will remain open during the level 4 lockdown .
Wales entered a third national lockdown at midnight Saturday with festive plans cancelled for all but Christmas Day.
The move to bring forward level 4 lockdown restrictions from December 28th comes amidst fears over a new strain of COVID-19.
The new level 4 rules mean people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
People cannot mix with anyone they don’t live with, with only single person households allowed to form an exclusive support bubble with one other household.
Plans to relax Christmas rules from the 23rd to the 27th of December allowing two households plus a single person to mix have been reduced to just Christmas Day.
Under the Wales wide level 4 rules, all leisure, close contact services and non-essential retail is closed.
This includes clothes shops, furniture shops and car dealerships among many others.
Cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars are able to open but for takeaway service only.
During the previous two Wales wide lockdowns in Wales, Flintshire HRC’s had to close down.
Deputy leader of Flintshire council Carolyn Thomas has confirmed today they will remain open, she said:
“Tier (level) 4 rules originally starting on 28th have been brought forward.
“Household Recycling Centres in Wales were given permission from Welsh Government to stay open this time under tier 4 as long as rules are in place over social distancing, hand sanitising, pre sort as much as possible, etc, so they should still remain open as long as everyone adheres to them.”
Recycling Centres are permitted to stay open in Wales under tier 4 as long as people adhere to the rules over social distancing, hand sanitising, pre sort as much as possible, etc. Open 9.00 am closing 4.30 pm certain days over festive period. Check @FlintshireCC website.
— Carolyn Thomas (@Carolynthomas03) December 20, 2020
Steve Jones, Chief officer Streetscene and Transportation said;
“Following Welsh Governments announcement that Wales has entered in to alert level 4, they have confirmed that Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) can remain open.
“All Flintshire County Councils HRCs will remain open throughout the Christmas period but we are urging residents to think carefully as to whether they need to make a visit. We are strongly advising that residents only visit a site if they deem their waste to be hazardous or it is causing harm to health or the environment.
North Wales Police have been notified that the sites remain open.”
Christmas Eve 9am – 4.30pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 9am – 4.30pm
27 December 9am – 5pm
28 December 9am – 4.30pm
29 December 9am – 5pm
30 December 9am – 5pm
New Year’s Eve 9am – 4.30pm
New Year’s Day 9am – 4.30pm.
It’s worth noting that you know have to take proof of residency when visiting the Household Recycling Centre. “A recent utility or Council Tax bill less than 12 months old will suffice.”
More details on HRC’s here: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Bins-Recycling-and-Waste/Household-Recycling-Centres.aspx
More on Flintshire Council services opening times over Christmas: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Contact-Us/Christmas-2020-Opening-Times.aspx
Welsh Government Guidance
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