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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and will focus our efforts on the most critical elements. In doing so disruption to many services is likely.

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The Tip reopens on Monday 18 May

Published Monday, 11 May 2020

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip) on London Road will be reopening on Monday 18 May. So, the Council can ensure the safety of site users and site staff, there will be changes to how it normally operates.

We’re anticipating that the site will be very busy when it reopens. To minimise the number of people on the site at any one time, we’re asking residents to book a time slot in advance.

Residents can book a slot online by using this booking form. Residents will be asked to provide their car’s number plate when they book online, this is so our onsite security personnel will be able to check that any visitors to the Centre have booked. Anyone who tries to enter the site without a booking slot will be refused entry.

The Centre is only open for use by Coventry residents, neighbouring councils have their own facilities. To ensure that only Coventry residents are using the site, we will be asking anyone who books a slot to please bring with them proof of residency. This can be a recent tax bill (printed or online) or a driving licence.

Proof of address will need to be shown through a closed window. Anyone who tries to enter without this, will be refused entry.

To minimise traffic outside the centre, we’re asking that you don’t arrive at the site more than 10 minutes before your allocated time.

In order to maximise space inside the centre, only cars will be permitted into the site. Vans and large trailers will not be allowed in.

Once inside, all visitors must follow the social distancing guidelines. Visitors must always be 2m (6ft) apart at all times. There will be signs to help visitors remember. In order to reduce the number of people and make this process easier, only one person per car is allowed onsite.

Our staff will be on hand to help guide visitors and to remind them of their social distancing obligations. However due to these obligations they will not be able to help visitors unload their vehicles. Anyone who doesn’t follow the rules or is aggressive to our staff will be removed from the site.

As an alternative, our bulky waste collection service will also be restarting on Monday 18 May. Residents can book a collection on our website.

Cllr Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “I am pleased that we can now reopen the Household Waste Recycling Centre on London Road, following the recent changes to Government’s guidelines on essential travel.

“However, I must stress that this pandemic is still ongoing and it’s vital that you only make a visit to the Centre if it’s necessary. If you are able to store your waste at home until your next household collection, please do so.

“We’re expecting the site to be extremely busy, which is why we’re asking you to book in advance. This booking system is going to help us keep the numbers at a manageable level and allow those onsite to be as safe as possible.

“Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority, that’s why it’s so important that you observe social distancing on site and listen to the guidance given by our staff

“I want to thank the Centre’s staff for all their hard work during these difficult times and ask that residents continue to respectfully support them so they can continue to keep the Centre open.”

Find out more detailed information about booking a visit.

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