WSCC finally partially reopens Waste Sites


Conservative-led West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has finally arranged a limited opening of the county's waste recycling sites, under pressure from Liberal Democrats and the community. The sites have been closed for over a month, with a limited reopening only planned from 11th May.

Dr James Walsh, Leader of Arun District Council corresponded directly with the cabinet member at WSCC responsible last week, adding his voice to the mounting pressure from the public calling for a partial opening to avoid a growing environmental health problem developing in the district.

Exact times for each site are still to be published by WSCC, and measures will be implemented to implement social distancing to protect the council's employees and public. There will also be restrictions on the types of waste which can be disposed of.

In line with the Government guidance in place as of today, people will still be asked to consider if their journeys are essential, or whether it is possible to wait until a further lifting of the lockdown is in place.

Further details of the Arun District response to the coronavirus is available here

Details of the WSCC waste sites gradual re-opening, and how they will operate, is available here


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