Pre-booked access onto sites will be required from Monday 14 September

The pre-booked system will be introduced for Hereford and Leominster household recycling centres on Monday 14 September, with residents able to book their slots online from Friday 4 September.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of residents are allowed on site at any one time. This has caused traffic congestion around the Hereford site in Rotherwas and Bridge Street in Leominster. It is hoped that the booking system will prevent queues leading up to the sites.

The household recycling centres are only open to Herefordshire residents, and appointments must be booked online in advance. Residents will be able to book up to four slots every two weeks and will receive a pass before visiting. An address and vehicle registration number will be needed to secure the booking.

Anyone who is self-isolating or has Covid-19 symptoms must not visit a household recycling centre.

Councillor Gemma Davies, Herefordshire Councilā€™s Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Procurement and Assets, said: ā€œIt is essential that everyone books a slot before visiting one of our household recycling centres. The booking system has worked well at our other sites. By introducing the system for Hereford and Leominster, we hope to avoid the queues which have been building up outside the sites.

ā€œWe continue to advise residents to take measures to avoid creating waste and manage it at home where possible. If you do need to visit, we ask that you observe social distancing rules at all times, come to the recycling centres alone where possible and wear gloves and suitable footwear. Most importantly, please act responsibly and respectfully towards other visitors and staff.ā€

Herefordshire Council also continues to offer a bulky item collection service. Please call 01432 260051 to arrange a collection.

Book a visit on the Herefordshire Council website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/hrcbooking