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Date set for Huntly recycling centre to open after lockdown

By Pat Scott

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Huntly Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Steven Road Huntly will open on June 1. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Huntly Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Steven Road Huntly will open on June 1. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

THE recycling centre in Huntly will reopen on Monday, June 1.

The centre on Steven Road is one of 12 in Aberdeenshire which will open for bagged general waste, garden waste and electrical items.

But people will have to book a slot online to drop off their waste to limit the number of vehicles, cars and pick ups only - accessing both the centres and surrounding areas at any one time.

The centre will operate seven days a week and have extended opening hours from 9am to 6.30pm.

There will be clearly-defined unloading bays to ensure strict physical distancing is maintained at all times.

Only one adult will be allowed unload a vehicle - unless two are needed for heavy items - and staff will be unable to assist with any unloading.

There will be no pedestrian access and no children will be permitted outside vehicles.

In the initial phase, there will be no access for trailers or vans but it is hoped these will be able to be accommodated in the second phase.

General waste, items that would normally go in a black bin – will only be accepted if it is bagged.

All garden waste must arrive bagged before being emptied in the appropriate skip in a move intended to make the process quicker and to allow more slots to be made available.

Areas to deposit white goods and electrical items will also be marked

No other materials -bulky items, glass, cardboard, wood, metals, textiles and rubble - will be accepted initially.

Details of the booking system will appear on the Aberdeenshire Council Waste Services website at: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-covid-19/andat http://facebook.com/AberdeenshireWaste/

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