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Beat the Bank Holiday rush at waste sites

People planning an Easter clear-out are advised to visit waste sites during the week, to avoid the Bank Holiday rush.

Recycling and household waste sites across Leicestershire are expecting their busiest period of the year so far, during this Bank Holiday weekend.

All 14 of the county council’s sites will be open from 9am to 7pm, five days per week.

Phil Crossland, director of environment and transport, said: “Easter is always one of the busiest periods at our waste sites, so we can have difficulty accommodating all of the recycling and waste delivered, as they do not have an unlimited capacity.

"When it is extremely busy, sometimes we have to refuse to accept certain materials and, in extreme cases, may have to close sites until there is sufficient capacity to allow us to reopen.

“While we hope this won't be the case, we would advise people to avoid visiting over the Bank Holiday weekend, to ensure no one is turned away. Better still, if your trip isn’t urgent, why not wait until after the school holidays? Our sites are open from 9am to 7pm, five days per week.”

For more information about the council’s recycling and household waste sites, visit www.leics.gov.uk/waste or call 0116 305 0001.

A range of items can be recycled at the county’s 14 sites, including:

• electrical items

• cooking oil

• Tetra Pak cartons

• household batteries

• household rubbish (eg. paper, cardboard, plastics and glass)

• garden waste

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