Kent’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will reopen to the public for essential use from Friday 15th May.

On Wednesday 13th May residents will be able to book a visiting slot at their local HWRC, either online or by phone – details will be available on the Kent County Council website from 11:00am on the Wednesday.  The booking system will ensure that visitor numbers are kept at a level where social distancing can be maintained and to minimise queuing.  Only one trip will be permitted in any four-week period to enable all residents to have fair access and journeys must only be undertaken if waste or recycling cannot be stored at home safely or disposed of safely by other means.  Sites will be open to the public between 9:00am and 3:00pm to allow for enhanced cleaning, and most sites will be open seven days a week and accept all types of waste including chargeable items.  Residents who wish to drive a restricted vehicle to a Kent council site will still need to apply for a vehicle voucher in advance.

Members of the public should not try to book a visit if they have symptoms of Covid-19, of if they are part of a household undertaking 14-day isolation or if they are in the shielded category.

>Visit Kent County Council’s website for further details and information…