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Additional hours at recycling centre during Easter period

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 21.46.08Extended opening hours will be in operation at a County Durham recycling centre to help cope with the busy period over Easter.

Hett Hills Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will open throughout the week from Friday 25 March until Friday 1 April.

The extended hours have been arranged to help reduce congestion at the nearby Annfield Plain and Potterhouse Lane HWRCs, which have tended to get very busy at Easter in previous years.

Hett Hills HWRC will open from 9am until 3.30pm from Friday 25 March until Thursday 31 March and between 9am and 6pm on Friday 1 April.

Residents can also use the sites at Tudhoe and Coxhoe if the Annfield Plain and Potterhouse Lane sites are busy.

Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council, said: “Extending the opening hours at the Hett Hills site will help to reduce congestion at Annfield Lane and Potterhouse Lane HWRCs, where last Easter proved to be particularly busy.

“We believe that this will make it easier and safer for residents to use the sites during the holidays.”

From 1 April all HWRCs will change to their summer opening hours, which will remain in place until 30 September.

Details of all HWRCs, including locations and opening hours, are available at www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc or by calling Durham County Council on 03000 26 1000.

Residents who are planning to visit a HWRC in a van, trailer, mini-bus or pick-up will need to apply for a free waste permit in advance. This can be done online at www.durham.gov.uk/householdpermit or by calling 03000 26 1000.

Commercial waste produced by businesses and landlords is not accepted at HWRCs and must be disposed of by a registered waste carrier. Details can be found at www.durham.gov.uk/commercialwaste

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