Monmouthshire County Council has announced that Mitchel Troy recycling centre will be reopening from Tuesday 15th September. Members of the council have taken this decision after detailed plans were put into place to ensure that the personnel and resources were available to reopen the centre safely, complying with Welsh Government’s COVID-19 regulations and guidance.
The approach taken by the residents of Monmouthshire to the management of waste and recycling throughout the COVID period has been outstanding. Overall levels of waste have fallen and recycling rates, particularly at the two household recycling centres that have remained open – Llanfoist and Five Lanes – has increased by nearly 10% on the same period a year ago.
Councillor Jane Pratt, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “We now feel able to re-open Mitchel Troy recycling centre near, Monmouth, and will do so from Tuesday 15thSeptember. The booking system that has worked so well throughout the COVID period will be employed at Mitchel Troy. Residents will have to book to enter the site which will be running on a much smaller capacity so we can ensure residents and staff are safe at all times. Bookings can be made online from the end of this week for slots next week.”
Peter Fox, Leader of Monmouthshire County Council, said: “I’m pleased to see this positive step. Our climate change, sustainability and carbon reduction policy commitments remain strong and I am happy that we can now open up a third centre to improve journey times for residents. I would stress however that recycling is the priority and we will be managing both the numbers using the site and what is coming into the site very closely”
Details on how to book can be found at www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/household-waste-recycling-centres/ Residents who are not online are advised to phone 01633 644644 to make a booking once Mitchel Troy recycling centre reopens from September 15th.
“Please remember that if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit the centres. Do observe social distancing when you visit, and take your own gloves or hand sanitiser with you,” said Councillor Pratt. “It’s also asked that you pre-sort your recycling before you leave home to help reduce time on site, and remember your permit or proof of address.”
Larger items of recycling can also be collected from your kerbside by Homemakers on 01873 857618. For further details regarding what items can be collected and charges visit https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/bulky-waste-and-large-item-collections/