All you need to know as Fife recycling centres reopen

Five recycling centres across Fife are reopening today (Monday June 1) - for the first time since the start of lockdown.

Slots need to be booked on the council's website in advance, for the centres at Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and St Andrews, while limited materials are being accepted.

People will not be given access without a booking - and queuing systems will be in place outside the facilities.

The council has issued the following guidance to residents:

  • People can only take waste to centres if it is a health and safety hazard and cannot be stored at home - where possible, kerbside services should be utilised
  • Recycling points should also be used to avoid having to travel to waste centres
  • People will Covid-19 symptoms, or those self-isolating, should not visit facilities
  • Covid-19 waste must be double-bagged and left for 72 hours before being taken to to a recycling centre
  • Cans and plastics, bagged landfill waste, green garden waste and paper/cardboard are the only materials being accepted at centres
  • Only cars are allowed to visit - no other vehicles will be granted access
  • One person only is allowed to leave the vehicle to dispose of waste
  • Staff will be unable to help with lifting items

All the sites will be open seven days a week, with bookings available from 9.10am to 5.30pm. There are about 1,050 slots available each day across the Kingdom.

There are two opportunities per week to book slots online, on Mondays and Wednesdays.


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