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CV-19: Public tip and recycling centre used by Studley and Alcester shuts

Correspondent 20th Mar, 2020

THE public tip and recycling centre used by residents in Alcester and Studley is to close due to staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Burton Farm near Stratford is one of three centres that have closed, along with Cherry Otchard in Kenilworth and Shipston’s.

Three other tips run by Warwickshire County Council remain open – two in the north of the county at Atherstone and Rugby, the third in Princes Drive, Leamington.

The Wellesbourne site, which is operated by contractors, also currently remains open.

Councillor Heather Timms, portfolio holder for Environment, Heritage & Culture at Warwickshire CC said: “We are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on residents. Closing three sites will put additional pressure on the sites remaining open, so we are asking residents to please consider if a trip to a recycling centre at this time is necessary.”

Local people making the trip to Kenilworth are asked to sort their waste and recycling at home and be prepared to deposit their materials while keeping a safe distance from staff and other visitors.

If a household has a confirmed, or possible Covid-19 infection, ‘personal waste’ (such as used tissues or masks) and disposable cleaning cloths should be treated differently.

These must be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from all other waste for a period of 72 hours, before putting into their usual waste wheelie bin.

All other waste, recycling, food and garden waste can be placed in normal wheelie bins.

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