DERRY City and Strabane District Council has reported that usiness has been brisk at its recycling centres today, as householders grabbed the chance to get rid of their waste for the first time in weeks.
But many will find new rules in force at their local recycling facility as the council enforces social distancing guidelines and infection control measures.
Derry and Strabane Council says on its Twitter page: “We are experiencing high volumes of traffic at all of our recycling centres today.
“Lengthy queues are in place.
“Please put your journey off until later this evening or later in the week
“We are open 8 am – 8 pm daily.
“We appreciate your patience.
“For those of you using our recycling centres today please be reminded that:
“Large vans or trailers will not be permittedCross mark access.
“If you have bulky waste then please avail of our free bulky waste collection service by filling out an online form to have it collected at home.”
The five sites which opened today where: Pennyburn, Strahans Road, Strathfoyle, Glendermott Road and Claudy.
The council says it will keep under review the six other sites which remain closed at the moment.