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Household Waste Recovery Centres (tips) are reopening TODAY, Monday 4 May.

If you’re one of the people who has been clearing stuff out and is now wondering what to do with it. If your war with flora in the garden has left a mountain of dead and dying weeds and cuttings.

As outlined in DEFRA guidance, journeys to waste sites are only allowed under the lockdown restrictions if the waste materials cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to Restrictions will apply. The Berwick site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To make sure that each facility can operate in line with Public Health England guidelines, and to protect the health and safety of our staff and our residents, restrictions will be put in place.

Strict social distancing measures will be in place, which means that the number of visitors will be limited. Residents should be aware that this may result in queuing traffic due to these restrictions.

There may be significant demand in the first few days following the reopening. Should very long queues form, residents may be asked to leave and come back at a later date.

Hopefully, the pile of rotting vegetation by the back door, and the collection of scrap metal and broken toys you have been storing on behalf of Northumberland County Council is lethal enough to warrant its safe disposal!

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