Published: Friday, 24th July 2020

Residents can now book a trip to one of Medway’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) twice a month.

The council’s HWRCs in Capstone, Chatham, and Hoath Way, Gillingham, are open and plans are being put in place to reopen the Cuxton centre safely, at a later date.

Residents can now book a maximum of two trips to the centres each calendar month. Only those who have booked an appointment will be able to enter the HWRCs.

Residents must continue to bring their booking reference number with them, wear gloves and follow social distancing guidelines while at the recycling centres.

In addition to residents being able to dispose of their waste at a recycling centre, Medway Council continued to collect household waste and recycling from homes across Medway each week during lockdown. Residents have been recycling record amounts and the council has seen a 22 per cent increase in garden and food waste recycling and a 20 per cent increase in cardboard, plastic, glass and can recycling.

Thank you for your patience

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Front Line Services and covering waste disposal, said: “I am pleased that residents are now able to book two trips to our Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Capstone or Hoath Way each month. We are continuing to work hard to ensure residents are able to book appointments easily and that their visit to our centres goes as smoothly and safely as possible. I would like to thank residents for their patience as both our staff and those visiting our centres get used to the changes and social distancing measures which are in place to help protect them. I’d also like to thank our staff for their continued hard work as well as our waste collection crews who are doing a fantastic job, especially as they saw an increase in the amount of waste and recycling residents are putting out for collection. Thank you to all our residents who are continuing to recycle and help keep Medway clean and tidy.”

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