REMINDER: Salisbury tip is NOT open today (Thurs 21 May)

REMINDER: Salisbury tip is NOT open today (Thurs 21 May)

Published by Mike Draper at 5:33pm 21st May 2020.

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This is an urgent message from Wiltshire Council amid reports of cars queuing at the dump on Churchfield's Industrial Estate.

The Salisbury rubbish tip is NOT OPEN this evening, Thursday 21st May 2020.

A queue of cars wanting to get rid of household rubbish has been forming during the afternoon. according to Wiltshire Council.

TRY AMESBURY

  • The rubbish tip at Amesbury IS OPEN this evening until 7.30pm

FRIDAY

Salisbury's rubbish tip will open again tomorrow evening, Friday 22nd May. See the list below for a full break down of the opening times.

THIS WEEKEND - TIP OPENING TIMES

  • Both Amesbury and Salisbury rubbish tips will be open on Saturday and on Sunday
  • They will be open over the weekend from 9.30am - 6.30pm
  • There is a list below detailing ALL the opening times
  • PLEASE CHECK THE LIST BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

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Households keen to get rid of mounting waste during the coronavirus lockdown has already led to long queues as a 'one in,one out' system is in operation to help with social distancing at the at the Wiltshire Council sites.

The Council has also stressed "if you must visit a tip, expect long delays".

If the queues are too long you could be turned away by marshals.

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REDUCED PARKING SPACES

One of the reasons for the delays is that car parking bays have been reduced to keep in line with social distancing guidelines

Salisbury's tip have been reduced from 17 to 6 whilst at Amesbury the usual 25 spaces have been cut to 6.

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Fewer parking spaces are in use at Salisbury's dump.

IS YOUR VISIT ESSENTIAL?

Wiltshire Council have reiterate the plea to "only visit us if you're unable to store your items safely at home."

The local authority is also reminding people you can only visit on certain days depending on your postcode.

You can however, go to any of the nine household recycling centres that are open on your designated days

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OPENING TIMES:

Salisbury's tip is only open on four weekday evenings to "avoid disruption to local businesses" but there are longer operating hours at the weekend.

The opening times are shown below but the advice from Wiltshire Council is to check on their website before setting off as these times may change.

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SAFETY MEASURES

There are a number of safety measures in place, with people urged to wear gloves and staff not able to help you with your rubbish either.

You can see the full list and more information here -.www.wiltshire.gov.uk

Meanwhile Wiltshire Council have made one amendment to their guidance, you can now have more than one person in your vehicle when you visit.

Only one person is allowed out of the vehicle though to ensure social distancing on site.

The move has been introduced to help single parents.

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