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Trailers now permitted at council waste sites

Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Wrekenton Campground

Gateshead residents can now bring their waste materials to the borough's two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in trailers. 

The restriction was lifted after the numbers of people using Gateshead's two HWRCs were seen to have begun to ease slightly, reducing wait times and allowing more space for vehicles to manoeuvre. 

Other restrictions, including a ban on large vans and other commercial vehicles and the current odd/even day access arrangements, remain for the moment. 

However, the gradual easing of restrictions at Gateshead's HWRCs could be reversed if people fail to follow the 2m social distance rules or if the number of Covid-19 infections in Gateshead continues to rise. 

HWRCs - what you need to knowCouncillor John Adams, portfolio holder for Housing and Environment, says: "Now more than ever it is absolutely essential for people to follow the social distancing guidelines whilst using our Household Waste and Recycling Centres. 

"So I urge people to please follow our guidelines closely when dropping off their waste at one of our sites. It's in all of our interests." 

Drivers wishing to bring a trailer will require a permit which can be obtained via the council's website.

Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Wrekenton Campground
14 September 2020

Gateshead residents can now bring their waste materials to the borough's two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in trailers. 

The restriction was lifted after the numbers of people using Gateshead's two HWRCs were seen to have begun to ease slightly, reducing wait times and allowing more space for vehicles to manoeuvre. 

Other restrictions, including a ban on large vans and other commercial vehicles and the current odd/even day access arrangements, remain for the moment. 

However, the gradual easing of restrictions at Gateshead's HWRCs could be reversed if people fail to follow the 2m social distance rules or if the number of Covid-19 infections in Gateshead continues to rise. 

HWRCs - what you need to knowCouncillor John Adams, portfolio holder for Housing and Environment, says: "Now more than ever it is absolutely essential for people to follow the social distancing guidelines whilst using our Household Waste and Recycling Centres. 

"So I urge people to please follow our guidelines closely when dropping off their waste at one of our sites. It's in all of our interests." 

Drivers wishing to bring a trailer will require a permit which can be obtained via the council's website.

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