Council increases opening hours at some Household Waste Recycling Centres

11 March 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council is extending the opening hours of its larger Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) from 12 March 2021.

All HWRCs are currently open to the public for essential journeys only but demand has been high and the Council has seen an increase in the number of visitors to the sites.

Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport said: “The current opening times are due to change from 1 April; however, due to the increased number of visitors using the HWRC we are extending the opening hours at our larger key sites at Winsford, Ellesmere Port and Chester recycling centre by two hours to 6pm and Northwich by one hour to 5pm.

“I’d like to thank residents again for thinking twice about their journey and everyone who has visited our HWRCs for following the social distancing rules and guidance from our staff. Safety remains a key priority and following social distancing guidance is essential.”

From Friday 12 March Winsford, Chester and Ellesmere Port recycling centres are open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm.  Northwich site will be open five days a week from 8am to 5pm and Neston, Frodsham and Tattenhall sites will remain open until 4pm.

Secondary site opening times are shown below

     Northwich    Neston    Frodsham    Tattenhall
Sunday    8am to 5pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm
Monday    8am to 5pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm
Tuesday    8am to 5pm    CLOSED    8am to 4pm    CLOSED
Thursday    CLOSED    8am to 4pm    CLOSED    8am to 4pm
Friday    8am to 5pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm
Saturday    8am to 5pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm    8am to 4pm

Due to the volume of cars queuing to use the sites, visitors may be turned away before the closing time to allow those already on the sites to dispose of their waste safely before the site closes.  Road signs have been placed outside Northwich, Chester, Winsford and Ellesmere Port recycling centres to show the 30 minutes and one-hour waiting points.

From 1 April 2021 all larger sites will close at 8pm on weekdays and 6pm at weekends, secondary sites will close at 5pm.

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