Traffic issues trigger appointment only access to Carrickfergus recycling centre
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, which is continually monitoring its waste services provision during the current Covid-19 pandemic, says since the reopening of HRCs over the last number of weeks, it has noticed an increase in users at key times at some sites.
This has been highlighted at Sullatober where the laneway to the centre is also shared with a number of businesses.
In a statement council said: “ At peak times, staff have noted issues with vehicles accessing both the site and surrounding businesses and we want to work with those businesses to try and ease the traffic flow issues.
“Therefore Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are introducing an appointment based system for the Sullatober HRC, on a trial basis, starting from Wednesday 17 June when access will be by appointment only.
“It is hoped this will help reduce the waiting time for householders to recycle and dispose of waste at the site.
“Bookings can be made from Monday 15 June by calling our Waste Helpdesk on Tel: 0300 124 5000 (option 0).”
Sullatober HRC is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Council phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm where residents will be provided with an appointment date and time during the call.
The local authority added: “Residents will need to provide their vehicle registration to book an appointment and photographic ID will be required to access the site.
“Council will continue to work the local businesses to find a longer term solution for our citizens and business customers.
“We thank people for their patience and continued cooperation.”
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