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Devon Recycling Centres are still open, but restrictions are in place

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Our recycling centres are still open, although the resale areas within them are closed.

The national lockdown advice right now is for us to stay at home as much as possible and only to make journeys out of the house for essential reasons only.

Therefore, we are encouraging you to think about how you can reduce the amount of waste you create.

• Try to postpone projects at home that produce waste that would normally require you to make journeys to recycling centres

•  Our recycling centres are open, and are to be used, but try to minimise the number of trips you make to visit them.  A car-boot load is better than a few bags at a time.

• Remember that garden waste and other recyclable material can be disposed of as part of your usual curb side collections

If you must make a visit to your nearest recycling centre, please expect them to be operating differently during this lockdown period.

Restrictions are in place, including social distancing, which may lead to queues. If queues do start forming, we may need to restrict vehicles from joining the queues towards the end of the day and if queues become a safety hazard on the public highway, we may need to temporarily close the site.

If you are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms – the high temperature, new and continuous cough, or a change in your usual sense of smell or taste – please do not leave your house. You should self-isolate and arrange for a coronavirus test as quickly as possible.

Further advice about our recycling centres is on our website.