#Local Government
Lancashire County Council
United Kingdom

During the Coronavirus crisis, Lancashire County Council has closed its Household Waste and Recycling Centres ("tips").

Regrettably fly-tipping incidents have increased in recent days and also complaints about garden fires. Many residents are having to store waste at home, which is made worse by the current lockdown and the spring cleaning season.

Obviously any re-opening of the waste and recycling centres would need to be carefully planned but the County council should be announcing their plans now. Social distancing and highway issues would need consideration. Probably a booking system with timed slots would be needed, but a reduced service at the tip sites would be much better than the current complete closure.

Government guidance is that councils should try to keep Household Waste and Recycling Centres open.

We, the undersigned, call on Lancashire County Council to announce a timetable for the controlled re-opening of the household waste "tips" in the county.

The A Controlled Re-Opening of Tip sites in Lancashire petition to Lancashire County Council was written by Promoted by Our West Lancashire and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.