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Council to reopen Lisbellaw and Garrison Recycling Centres

9th July 2020

The recycling centres in Lisbellaw and Garrison will both reopen to the public this weekend, 10 and 11 July. This is the final phase of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s programme to reopen its recycling centres following the easing of restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic.

The sites will accept all waste and recyclable materials and items for disposal may be brought to the recycling centre in cars, trailers and vans.

Lisbellaw recycling centre will reopen on Friday 10 July 2020 at 10am while the Garrison site will reopen on Saturday 11 July 2020 at 3.30 pm. Normal opening hours will apply for both recycling centres. In line with all the Council’s recycling centres, both sites will be closed on Monday 13 July 2020. The opening hours are as follows.

Lisbellaw

Monday – Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 5.30 pm

Thursday: Closed

Garrison

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Closed

Speaking about the reopening of both recycling centres, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth said:

“I am delighted that with the reopening of Lisbellaw and Garrison recycling centres, all Council recycling centres are now fully operational.

I am grateful to the staff for their hard work in preparing the sites for reopening and ensuring that they are safe to do so both for staff and visitors.

The Council has been mindful of health and safety considerations when rolling out each phase of the reopening programme in line with prevailing government guidance. On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank the residents of the district for their cooperation and understanding during what has been a very difficult period. Your continued cooperation has ensured that the Council is now in a position where all our sites are open.  However, I would again ask that visitors to the recycling centres continue to follow social distancing guidelines and to observe good hygiene practice to ensure the safety of staff and other sites users at all times.”

All visitors to the sites will be required to follow traffic management controls put in place to manage the safe disposal of waste. Visitors to the sites should bring their own gloves and use hand sanitizer provided. Bins will available at the exit to dispose of gloves safely.

Regrettably, site staff are currently unable to assist with off-loading material. Site users must dispose of their own waste into the containers provided however users may bring assistance with them but must adhere to current government guidance and it is important that the waste is pre-sorted before coming to the centre.

Information on opening hours of all recycling centres is now available.