Corby Household Waste Recycling Centre closed due to queues

The Northamptonshire County Council-run centre has closed its doors

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 1:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 1:08 pm

A county household waste recycling centre has had to close due to the number of cars queuing to unload their rubbish.

Corby Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Kettering Road Weldon has closed its doors today (Tuesday) and is turning cars away due to the volume of vehicles.

The site managed by Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) normally opens five days a week, Friday to Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.

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Corby HWRC

A message on the NCC website said: "Corby HWRC is currently closed. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused and thank you for your co-operation. The HWRCs are extremely busy and visitor numbers are high."

The council has warned that other HWRCs across the county - in Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden, Northampton, Daventry, Brixworth and Towcester may also have to be closed due to the high volume of users. Only Corby, Wellingborough and Northampton Sixfields HWRCs usually open on Tuesdays.

A tweet from NCC said: "The site is extremely busy and visitor numbers are high. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused and thank you for your co-operation.

A message added: "Please be aware that the sites may temporarily close throughout the day to disperse traffic.

"Vehicles that continue to queue and obstruct the approach roads may be asked to return to the site at a different time. Please consider if your visit is absolutely necessary."