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COVID-19: New restrictions in place at the tips

Restrictions are now in place at the areas two Community Recycling Centres (CRCs or tips) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only visit the CRCs if your trip is essential. Avoid visiting if you can.

There were almost twice as many visits to the CRCs in Grimsby and Immingham this weekend than there are on a typical busy weekend in the summer.

The following restrictions are now in place to keep the workforce safe and to comply with social distancing guidelines:

  • Up to four cars on site at a time
  • One visit per day
  • Only household waste and recycling that is usually collected at the kerbside will be accepted – that’s general household rubbish, plastic bottles, tins, cans and metal household packaging, paper and card, glass bottles and jars.
  • Other rubbish and recycling (mattresses, furniture, garden waste, white goods, building material etc) is no longer accepted until further notice.

The CRCs were exceptionally busy at the weekend with 1,050 visitors to Grimsby on Saturday and 987 on Sunday. Immingham had 250 visits on Saturday and 317 visits on Sunday.

A typical busy weekend in the summer would see 1,100 visits to Grimsby and 250 visits to Immingham.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport and North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“All we’re being asked to do is to stay at home and limit our contact with other people.

“That means stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

“The visitor numbers to the CRCs this weekend show people are not taking that advice on board.

“Queues are already running around the block at the Grimsby site today.

“This isn’t a Bank Holiday. People who ignore the advice are risking the safety of others and putting an extra burden on health workers.

“We’re working with our waste management contractor Newlincs to scale back operations at the tips to protect staff, visitors and the wider community.”

Household bin and recycling box collections are running as normal.

Visit www.nelincs.gov.uk for updates on council services.

Visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for the latest health advice.

Visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest from central government.

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