Latest update on Falkirk Council amenity tips

Falkirk Council has announced the latest details for the operation of its two amenity tips.

By Jill Buchanan
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 9:47 am
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 9:48 am

The centres at Roughmute in Bonnybridge and Kinneil in Bo’ness have both been exceptionally busy since reopening on June 1 after several weeks of closure due to lockdown restrictions.

Both sites were open seven days a week to cope with the demand but this was due to end this Sunday, July 12.

However, the local authority has had a rethink and both centres will now be open seven days a week until Sunday, July 26.

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Falkirk Council's amenity tips have been exceptionally busy since reopening

Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for the Environment said: “Over the first five weeks of the outbreak, we processed around 35,000 vehicles using the two sites.

“There has been a high demand for the household recycling centres over the past few weeks and based on current visits to the site, we intend to keep both centres open seven days a week until Sunday 26 July subject to a further review then.

"As ever, we would urge you to check before travelling and find out how the centre is laid out as well as live traffic maps from our website.

“The public has been great at understanding the social distancing measures that we had to put in place throughout and we are really grateful for their patience.

“It’s also worth noting that we were one of a handful of councils that were able to continue to have no restrictions in place in materials accepted or opening times.”

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