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Friday, August 14, 2020

Pop up waste service to restart

Denbighshire County Council is informing residents in the Dee Valley of the re-introduction of the Saturday waste and recycling pop-up service in Llangollen and Corwen.
The service, which enables local residents to dispose of excess waste, garden waste, additional residual household waste and some oversized items, is resuming later this month.
It was stopped due to coronavirus restrictions, as the Council could not safely continue the service due to the on-going need for social distancing measures.
The Council has been reviewing the position constantly, and with more staff returning to work due to the lifting of the shielding restrictions, the service will resume.
There are a number of temporary changes to the service and local householders will be required to pre-book a slot and must attend at their chosen time. 
Slots can be booked online at from August 18.
Customers are required to bring their booking reference number with them, along with proof of address, as the service is only available to Denbighshire residents.  Anyone attending without a booking will not be allowed to use the service.
On August 18, slots will be released for the first two events and only one slot per household can be booked for each event:
Saturday, August 22 – Llangollen Pavilion
Saturday, September 5 - Corwen, Green Lane Car Park
There will be 24 x 20 minute slots available between 9am and 11am.
On Tuesday, September 8, slots will be released for the next four events:
Saturday, September 12– Llangollen Pavilion
Saturday, September 19 – Corwen, Green Lane Car Park
Saturday, September 26– Llangollen Pavilion
Saturday, October 3– Corwen, Green Lane Car Park
Time slots will be reviewed after reviewing waste volumes and throughput to maximise the number of slots we can offer and the Council will continue to release slots on a four weekly basis, after reviewing the service. 
The service will operate on its historical alternating cycle as long as it is safe to do so, at Cowen on the first and third Saturday morning of every month, and at Llangollen on the second and fourth Saturday morning of every month.
Cllr Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We would like to thank residents in the Dee Valley for their patience and understanding and to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
“The coronavirus restrictions were put in place to protect people’s health and safety and now with more staff returning to work, we can reintroduce the services in Llangollen and Corwen safely.
“We will review the service on a weekly basis to ensure we optimise the service through this phased re-opening.”
There are a number of temporary changes to the service:
There will be no additional green waste service on the first and third Saturdays in Llangollen, but this will be kept under review.
Additional signage and traffic management will be in place to help direct customers, and enable social distancing rules to be followed.
Initially, the pop-up waste service in Llangollen will be situated on the actual Pavilion site, not the car par below.  This enables us to manage social distancing, prevents congestion, and frees up car park spaces at a busy time of year for the town.  Signage will be in place from the car park entrance to direct residents, and this information will be provision to anyone who requests at slot at the time of booking.
In order to allow as many residents as possible to use the service, we will not accept twin axle trailers at this time.  Households with such large quantities of waste should book a visit to one of the 3 HWRC permanent sites. We are now accepting all trailers at our permanent sites (a permit is still required). We are advising customers to bring no more that around 1100 litre of waste in any one visit (the equivalent volume of a Ford Focus with the seats down.) so that we have enough capacity on our vehicles to accept the waste.
Initially we will be unable to accept soft furnishings such as textile covered sofas and mattresses, but we do hope to expand the service soon.
Residents are also asked not to attend the site if they are self-isolating and/or showing Covid19 Symptoms.
Residents are not required to wear a face covering as the service is outdoors and the two meter rule will be strictly enforced. 

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