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1,200 visitors a day take advantage of recycling centres

Well-over 1,000 people a day are taking advantage of the services on offer at our city's recycling centres.

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Since the service re-opened on May 26, a steady flow of visitors throughout the day has made the experience a safe and simple experience for both staff and residents.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement and Infrastructure Management, said: "Thanks to the great way residents have responded to the re-opening of the recycling centres, things have gone really smoothly.

"We've had around 1,200 vehicles a day through the gates, a manageable figure when people have been willing to work with us to make sure the visit is safe for them and for our staff.

"The numbers also shows that residents have listened to our appeal to make the journey only if it's absolutely essential to do so."

All five centres were back to a near-normal service last week in terms of the materials they will accept.

However, black bags and other non-recyclable waste is still not accepted at any site and the Tip Treasures shop at Llansamlet will remain closed for the time being.

Swansea Council reopened the doors to its five recycling centres in the city following a relaxation in some of the restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Site layouts have been changed to help maintain social distancing.

It's important that residents check our webpages so they know exactly what items can be disposed of at each of the five sites.

Visit www.swansea.gov.uk/recyclingcentres to find out more.

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