High Peak recycling centres temporarily close

Both of the High Peak's household waste recycling centres in Glossop and Buxton are now closed until further notice.

Derbyshire County Council confirmed on Tuesday afternoon (March 24) it has closed all nine of its centres - including the Melandra Road centre in Glossop and Waterswallows in Buxton. 

The authority says the safety of customers and staff is its number one priority and the sites will remain shut in accordance with current government Coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others. 

Much of the waste that goes through the recycling centres is bulky waste (large items such as furniture, wood and metals) and garden waste.  People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen.

The county council is also urging people NOT to leave any waste outside the recycling centres. Leaving waste at the gates or anywhere else is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence, for which people will be prosecuted and fined up to £50,000.

Where possible, residents should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings and if they can’t do that, keep garden waste until recycling centres reopen. Find out more about composting at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/composting

For advice on how to make the most of the food you have, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/50ways and www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.

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