SLOUGH’S household waste and recycling centre has reopened – but under strict control to keep the public and staff safe from coronavirus infection.

Slough Borough Council has announced Chalvey Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), in White Hart Road, has reopened to Slough residents only everyday between 9am and 6pm.

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Locals will need to bring proof of address with them in order to use the site if they cannot safely store their waste at home – but the council is urging people not to come to Chalvey HWRC if it’s not essential.

Residents must respect social distancing measures, and, in effect, the following rules and conditions will apply:

  • No assistance is available for unloading as social distancing measures will be enforced
  • Only one person per vehicle wherever possible
  • There will be limits on the number of vehicles allowed on site to allow for social distancing
  • There may be delays accessing the site and possibly queues outside of the site

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The move comes after new guidance from the government allowing tips to reopen with social distancing and personal protective equipment in place for staff after higher than usual levels of waste and fly-tipping.

Chalvey HWRC was closed with immediate effect on April 7 to prevent residents making unnecessary trips to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

It was opened for essential use only, but the council later closed it again after many people within and out of the borough were using it unnecessarily, putting themselves and their operatives at avoidable harm.