People are being told to stay away from household waste recycling centres in Lichfield and Burntwood during the coronavirus shutdown.

Staffordshire County Council has confirmed that they will be shut until further notice.

The move comes as part of the Government’s shutdown do all non-essential businesses and activities.

“In light of the Prime Minister’s statement, Staffordshire County Council’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres have closed from 9am this morning (24th March).

“The sites will be maintained and the county council will be working with borough and district councils to make best use of the sites to support essential services.

“The public is asked not to come to the sites until further notice.”

Staffordshire County Council spokesperson

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  1. You don’t need to have contact with anyone to dump your rubbish and with everyone at home people will be creating garden waste and clearing out household rubbish at an increased pace. Surely there is more need than usual for centres to be open. Physical work keeps people physically and mentally healthy. Surely this is a shortsighted action by the council who are all but asking people to fly tip or disappear under garden and DIY waste.

  2. Fly tipping here we go,closing down tips will make our lovely country lanes and beauty spots turn into s*** holes as scum bags will collect and dump it anywhere, I am a road rider and the amount of rubbish already dumped is unbelievable, I just hope council’s are ready for a huge clean up in the next few months

  3. I totally agree that with the current restrictions people will be doing work at home/garden creating refuse which they will want to remove. The tip areas must be one of the easiest to police to keep folk @2 metres apart. Even if car numbers are limited on entry at least the potential flytipping would be reduced

  4. Surely enforcing a 2 metre policy is easy to apply in a rubbish tip, most people will have built up a fair amount of stuff that needs recycling and no doubt some morons will resort to fly tipping. Time to rethink this policy.

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