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Open Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

We the undersigned petition the County Council to to open and manage a safe operating system at our Hertfordshire recycling sites because we believe that now is the appropriate time.

Defra are recommending the reopening of recycling sites in a safe and controlled manner.

We have been told that the lockdown is continuing for the foreseeable future and people need to be mentally occupied at home. This will result in garden waste and waste from DIY projects.
Social distancing can be organized with controlled car flow.
The sites will inevitably have to open at some point and whenever this is, there will be issues around excess demand for disposing of waste.
We have evidence of increased fly tipping, which will incur significant costs to the local authority. Local authorities should be responsible and not expect Central Government to bail them out as this is all our public money that future generations will be saddled with.
Some householders will have space at their properties to store rubbish, but many will not. It is depressing to look at the build up of rubbish and there is also the issue of infection spreading if waste is not disposed of.
Some resdients have reported vermin at their properties.

Started by: Alison Wall (I am a Three Rivers District Council District Councillor)

This ePetition runs from 20/04/2020 to 15/06/2020.

137 people have signed this ePetition.