21st Oct, 2020

Lifford Lane household waste recycling site for south Birmingham residents re-opens

Tristan Harris 5th May, 2020 Updated: 5th May, 2020

RESIDENTS across South Birmingham will now be able to use their local household waste recycling site at Lifford Lane, Kings Norton.

Birmingham City Council has announced four of its five sites will re-open on Thursday, May 7.

The HRC opening hours at sites in Kings Norton, Perry Barr, Sutton Coldfield and Tyseley will be limited until further notice to 11am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2.30pm Saturday and Sunday.

Vans and large trailers will not be permitted at any site and only one person should be in each vehicle.

The only exceptions to this are lone parents who have no other option but to travel with children and Blue Badge holders, who are allowed to be accompanied by one family member. Only one adult will be permitted to exit the car when on site.

As usual, those going to the sites need to produce ID to prove they live in the city, which they will be asked to show against closed car windows.

And given the coronavirus pandemic is not over, social distancing will be maintained on sites at all times, which means the sites may operate in a different way to normal.

On-site staff will not be able to assist the public with their waste disposal or unloading – to ensure social distancing rules are upheld.

Each of the household recycling centres has a ‘view the queue’ webcam so people can view how long the wait may be before they head out with their rubbish.

Waiting times are expected to be longer than they were before the lockdown.

As an alternative, bulky waste collections, which were suspended several weeks ago, can now also be booked again.

Visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bulkywaste for more information and to book a slot.

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