Residents reminded about Household Waste Recycling Centre opening hours

Residents intending to visit one of the City’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) this bank holiday weekend are reminded that the sites will be open as normal from 10am until 6pm. All five sites will be open on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May for householders to recycle unwanted bulky waste such as electrical and electronic equipment, general household waste, furniture and garden waste.

Gavin Waite, General Manager at Veolia Environmental Services (Sheffield) said, “Our HWRCs are always really popular, and so we would encourage the users of the sites to be sensible about queuing on the road so as not to block the road for other traffic. The sites do tend to get busy during mornings but are quieter in the afternoon”.
“We have over 160 local recycling sites located all over the city at places like supermarket car parks and rather than queuing at a HWRC you might want to take recyclables such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, cans and textiles to one of these sites. Using your local recycling site will mean you can conveniently dispose of your recyclables whilst doing your shopping. Unwanted garden waste can be recycled using our chargeable kerbside collection service."
Inspector Stubbs, South Yorkshire Police said, “We are concerned about the traffic congestion around Blackstock Road Household Waste Recycling Centre where people have been known to queue from as early as 9.20am, when the site doesn't open until 10am. We would ask that those wishing to use the site should arrive after the site has opened as queuing on the road creates hazardous driving conditions for other road users trying to get past.”
To find out more about Veolia’s fortnightly paid for garden waste collection service click here or to find your nearest local recycling site click here. Alternatively, call 0114 273 4567.
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