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Farthinghoe Reuse and Recycling Centre reopens

June 3rd, 2020

Easing of Covid-19 restrictions has led to the reopening for South Northamptonshire residents of the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Farthinghoe. From this week, the site is again open seven days a week from 09:00 to 17:00. (The reuse shop is also open to visitors during these hours.)

Strict controls are in place at the centre to help manage social distancing, and to ensure the anticipated high number of visitors and volume of waste can be handled safely and efficiently. Robust hygiene standards are also being observed to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Access to the centre is subject to the following conditions:

  • No-one displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19 – persistent dry cough, high temperature, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, etc – should visit the site. 
  • Journeys to the centre must only be undertaken for essential waste disposal and if waste cannot be stored safely at home.
  • If residents can temporarily store waste in a way that does not pose a risk to themselves or others, then they must continue to do so. 
  • No commercial waste or recycling is being accepted. (If in doubt, call the site office directly on 01295 713782 to discuss.)
  • No queuing is allowed on the road outside the centre and this is being monitored by the police. 
  • Visitors to the site can only leave their car when instructed to do so; must wear protective gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing; and should only bring what they can safely handle themselves. (Staff will not be available to help them as they normally would.) 

Regular bin collections continue as normal and residents can also use the bulky waste collection service for old furniture and appliances. 
Visitors are advised to check South Northamptonshire Council’s website before travelling to find out what restrictions are in place and what items will be accepted at Farthinghoe Reuse and Recycling Centre. Click here to visit the centre’s page.