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Recycling Centres - COSLA Statement

Commenting after today’s meeting of Council Leaders, Councillor Steven Heddle, COSLA’s Environment and Economy Spokesperson said:  “Leaders agreed today (Friday) that Local Authorities will plan for the reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres on 1 June.

“The reopening of sites depends on receiving assurance that this will not negatively impact the Covid-19 infection rate and will be consistent with national travel advice.

“There will also be local considerations including the need to maintain physical distancing for staff and members and public which will determine whether and to what extent individual sites will be able to reopen.

“The intent behind this decision is to provide a level of coordination across Scotland, to avoid a disjointed approach which could lead to confusion, and to ensure access to Household Waste Recycling Sites is managed to best ensure the safety of both staff and the public.  We are working closely with the Scottish Government and partners on this and are drawing up guidance.”