Scottish councils to coordinate HWRC reopening

Scottish councils are planning to reopen Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) on 1 June.

Scotland’s recycling centres have been closed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has announced that councils are now ready to reopen.

Councillor Steven Heddle, COSLA’s Environment and Economy Spokesperson, stated by coordinating the reopening of all HWRCs, local authorities hoped to avoid a “disjointed approach” and “confusion” for members of the public.

However, the move is dependent on the assurance that HWRC reopenings “will not negatively impact the Covid-19 infection rate”.