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Household Recycling Centres

Published: 11/05/2020

On Friday 8 May Welsh Government confirmed its plans to soon re-open Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) across Wales and to permit travel to them.

All councils in Wales are working together, developing plans for the safe reopening of local HRCs.  The safety of the public and our workforce is our top priority and the following safety measures must be in place:

  • full compliance with all health and safety regulations and government guidance
  • adequate staffing levels on each facility 
  • the availability of appropriate sanitation
  • application of social distancing measures
  • robust and effective traffic management systems

Here in Flintshire, we want to be in a position to reopen our five recycling facilities by the end of May, so long as clear guidance has been received from Welsh Government. 

To reduce demand on our HRCs when they first reopen, the Council has resumed garden waste collections - for a two week period only  - Monday 11 May to Saturday 23 May - for residents who subscribed to the 2019 and/or 2020 service.    More information about this one off collection can be found on the Council’s website.  

We welcome Friday’s announcement and know it is something many of our residents will welcome too. 

We will issue more information on our plans to reopen local facilities in the coming days.