In a Facebook Live Q&A session today, BCP Council Leader Vikki Slade confirmed that tips across the conurbation will begin reopening on Monday 11 May 2020.
It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many residents in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch since the lockdown began on 23 March 2020: when can I take my rubbish to the local tip? Today, Vikki Slade has given the answer everyone was waiting for, but with the warning to “take a paper with you, as you may be queuing for some time!”.
The three recycling centres in the BCP area at Milhams, Nuffield and Airfiled Way, Christchurch, will be enforcing strict social distancing measures, which are likely to result in long queues with the Police on hand to help traffic flow if necessary.
The government have restricted the use of local tips to only be for the disposal of rubbish that cannot be kept at home, with the Leader of the Council underlying the message, saying: “Please leave the tip only for those that need to go – if you have a shed or garage that you can store rubbish in, please wait a week or so to allow those who do not have sheds or gardens or garages to store their rubbish in to be able to safely dispose of their rubbish.”
However, Cllr. Slade has stressed that despite the government approving the reopening of tips and visits from the public, she remains unconvinced that a visit to the tip is truly ‘essential’ and has urged that people only make the trip if it is absolutely necessary.
Main picture used courtesy of David Lally, Geograph