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Another West Norfolk recycling centre to reopen




A West Norfolk recycling centre will be reopening tomorrow (Thursday, May 28), bringing the total to 12 sites across the county.

Heacham Recycling Centre will have social distancing measures in place to manage demand and help ensure safe operations as operations restart.

It comes after centres at Lynn and Hempton, near Fakenham, reopened on May 11. Ashill Recycling Centre is also reopening.

The King's Lynn Recycling Centre reopened earlier this month, and Heacham's will be open again from Thursday this week.
The King's Lynn Recycling Centre reopened earlier this month, and Heacham's will be open again from Thursday this week.

The centre will operate on a managed one-in-one-out basis for vehicles-with a limited number on site at one time- as well as allowing only one adult out of a vehicle to unload their waste. The only exception is if the item is large or heavy and requires a second member of the household.

Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for environment and waste, councillor Andy Grant, said: "Our staff have worked incredibly hard to make the reopening of the sites possible, both those on the frontlines and the many that aren’t seen behind the scenes.”

The centres will be operating from 9am to 5pm and the county council has warned assistance will not be offered to help empty vehicles due to coronavirus restrictions.

A spokesman for the county council said garden waste continues to be the most popular material being brought to the sites which is usual for this time of year, particularly after a warm bank holiday weekend.



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