Burniston Road tip in Scarborough to reopen from today with social distancing measures

North Yorkshire County Council has confirmed that Scarborough’s Burniston Road recycling centre is to open again from today (Thursday).

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 8:56 am

All 20 of the county’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) closed temporarily in March in response to Government restrictions to protect the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the opening of 10 sites last week, arrangements have been put in place to be able to reopen a further four sites across the county, including Burniston Road in Scarborough.

All sites have been structured to operate within the guidelines and maintain the safety of the public and centre staff.

Burniston Road tip. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

Cllr Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said: “I am pleased that we continue to move forward, and thank residents for only visiting the sites when they feel it is essential.

“The 10 HWRCs that re-opened on Wednesday May 6 have managed to operate well with new controls to keep the public and staff safe. We would like to remind residents that we are currently unable to accept trailers or commercial customers at any of the sites.

“We want the sites to work as efficiently as they can, while prioritising the health and safety of residents and our staff.”

Social distancing must be observed, with people remaining at least two metres apart at all times.

Hand sanitising facilities at sites are limited, so people are advised to wear gloves on site and are reminded to wash their hands before and after attending an HWRC.