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Re-Opening of South Ayrshire Household Waste Recycling Centres

South Ayrshire Council Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will re-open on Monday 1 June at 8:00am.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready for the much anticipated re-opening of our HWRCs.

In addition to our HWRCs at Ayr, Girvan, Maybole and Troon, we will also set up two pop-up sites in Ayr and Girvan for general/black bag waste.

We know that many of you will be eager to access the sites, so we expect that they will all be very busy in the first few weeks of re-opening, so please only go along if it’s absolutely essential.

Trailers, vans or horse boxes will NOT be permitted within any site before Monday 15 June.

Our priority is to keep our employees and residents safe while accessing our HWRCs, so to help us to do this we ask that you:

· Do not go to any of the sites if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19, or is ‘shielding’ because of an underlying health condition;

· Bring proof that you live in South Ayrshire in the form of a driving licence, or a council tax bill. If you don’t, then disposal of waste may be refused;

· Adhere to the site rules. Make sure only one person steps outside your vehicle to unload it, and adhere to social distancing within the site;

· Only come along to the sites in the first few days of opening if it’s absolutely necessary. We have extended opening hours on our sites from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, so please try to avoid peak times. If your visit to the HWRC can wait a bit longer, then please hold off;

· Don’t bring items that are too big or heavy to handle yourself, as our site attendants will be unable to help you unload your car and dispose of your waste;

· Sort your waste before you arrive to minimise the time you need to spend on the site;

· Follow the temporary traffic management and queuing systems which are in place at all sites as there will be a reduced number of vehicles allowed into any site at any one time. Plans for each HWRC will soon be available on our website;

· Allow extra time for your trip – it’s likely that there will be traffic delays at, and around each site;

· Do not touch your face, and bring sanitiser if you can, to clean your hands before you drive away;

· Be courteous and patient with our staff who are there to help you.

We appreciate your patience and support as we resume this service.

Please help us to keep everyone informed and tell your family, friends and neighbours.

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