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70,000 visit Bucks recycling centres last month

Centres closed during the first stage of the lockdown

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:55am 14th June 2020. 2-minute read.

70,000 visit Bucks recycling centres last month

Buckinghamshire residents returned to tips in large number last month. 

After being closed since the start of lockdown Buckinghamshire recycling centres reopened over the course of last month. 

Residents flocked to the centres, with 70,000 people recorded as visiting them. 

With more people spending time at home clear outs and DIY were popular ways to keep busy. 

Due to social distancing requirements sites had to limit parking spaces, but despite this visitor levels were only down 20%. 

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change, said:

"Our household recycling centres welcomed 70,000 visitors in May, and I'd like to thank residents for adapting to the 'new normal' when they visit: for being patient when queuing is necessary, for respecting staff, and for maintaining social distancing when at the site.

"As this is how the sites will be operating for the foreseeable future, I'd ask people to please be considerate of  local residents and businesses, and do their best to avoid times when queues build up and might cause inconvenience - we publish current waiting times for each site on the relevant website page. It's especially important that people avoid queuing when it might cause a traffic hazard to other road users - please come back another time, or go to a different site if that's possible."

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