Recycling centre set to open next week

City Council bosses are hoping to reopen Wetherby’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) next week.

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 12:44 pm

The site at Thorp Arch remains closed following Leeds City Council reopening other sites, including Seacroft.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said: “We know the coronavirus has presented a number of challenges in terms of how residents manage and dispose of their waste.

“I would, therefore, like to offer a big thank you to residents for their continued patience and support in these challenging and unprecedented times.”

The council warns that until further notice, numbers will be restricted, and all visits will need to be pre-booked in a defined time slot.

To help ensure there are as many slots as possible, the sites will be open seven days a week with extended opening hours from 8am to 8pm.

Anyone arriving at any of the HWRC sites without proof of booking or corresponding car registration, will be refused entry.

With demand expected to be extremely high, residents are being asked to only book time slots to dispose of waste that is absolutely necessary.

Further details and updates regarding the reopening of a number of Household Waste and Recycling Centres, and how to book a time slot is at www.leeds.gov.uk Garden waste collections will resume by the end of May, Leeds City Council has said.

Director of communities James Rogers said bulky waste collections would also restart - free of charge - in May.

Mr Rogers said: “The brown bin garden waste collections, are scheduled to start again from May 25.

“We are going to introduce new routes - we have been doing work over the last year to make sure we can have an extended collection.”

The bulky waste collection will be introduced on May 18, with bookings required.