We have heard from Buckinghamshire Council that five of its nine household recycling centres will be re-opening, but unfortunately this does not include the Chesham site.
From Wednesday 6 May, the Amersham, Aston Clinton, Buckingham, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe sites will open seven days a week, 9am-6pm. To stay within the government's coronavirus guidelines on essential travel, however, it is important that journeys to these sites during lockdown are only made if waste cannot be stored for longer at home without causing risk to health or safety.
Buckinghamshire Council say that the health of residents and staff is always the highest priority, so everyone visiting the reopened sites will be expected to observe the new social distancing measures that have been put in place. This includes traffic management to control the number of visitors at any one time. The Council warns that this could lead to extensive traffic queues building up at site entrances, so it's well worth delaying a visit until things are a bit quieter. Visitors to the sites will also be asked to prove that they live in Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire Council say that because of the higher staffing levels required to ensure social distancing, they cannot open Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Chesham, Burnham and Langley sites and these will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Published: 5 May 2020