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Park and Plumbridge recycling centres to reopen

09 July 2020

Derry City and Strabane District Council has announced that its Recycling Centres at Park village and Plumbridge will reopen to the public from Monday 13th July.

The Park recycling centre will be open to the public from 12noon to 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 8 am to 5pm on Saturday. Due to health and safety issues around access to the  Plumbridge site, a booking system is in place with access permitted by appointment only. The public can book a slot from tomorrow (Friday) morning by ringing 028 71376590.The site will be open for bookings from 10am - 6.20pm,  Monday to Friday and from 10am - 4pm on Saturdays.

The public are urged to arrive on time​ for their appointments and not to arrive early as this may cause traffic management issues. People who don’t have a booking made will not be permitted to access the Plumbridge site. 

A spokesperson for the Council’s Environmental Services section explained that the booking system at Plumbridge will allow for safe access and usability for staff and users and that signage, advising the public of COVID-19 restrictions and safety messages, will be displayed at the centre. Two cars will be permitted into each of the sites at a time with site attendants on duty available to co-ordinate and ensure social distancing measures.

The remaining other Household Recycling Centres within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area that remain open are as follows:

  • Pennyburn – from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. Sunday, from 1-5pm
  • Strathfoyle – from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. Sunday from 1-5pm
  • Newtownstewart from 10 am to 6.45pm Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4.45pm on Saturdays
  • Donemana from 10 am to 6.45pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.45pm on Saturdays.
  • Claudy – from 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
  • Strahans Road Strabane - from 10 am to 6.45pm, Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4.45pm.

The remaining household sites at Glendermott Road, Eglinton  and Killen sites remain closed, under review.  Council is working with the HSE with regard to revised traffic management arrangements within the wider Glendermott and Eglinton complexes, while Killen remains closed  due to constraints with the size of the site, accessibility issues and difficulties around social distancing measures for staff and the public.

Users are asked to note that both Plumbridge and Park sites will be only accessible for cars only with vans and cars with trailers are urged to utilise the remaining sites at Strathfoyle and Strahans Road that are currently accepting vans..

Van drivers who use the Household Recycling Centres within the Derry City and Strabane District Council and those with large vans with trailers will only be permitted to Strathfoyle and Strahans Road sites during the following revised times - Strathfoyle, between 8 and 9am Monday to Saturday, and at Strahans Road between 10 and 11am Monday to Saturday.

No large vans with trailers will be accepted at Pennyburn however, large vans will only be permitted access between 8 and 9am, Monday to Saturday.

These new arrangements are in place to assist with traffic management arrangements and in the interests of the health and safety of staff and site users.

A temporary waste disposal facility, set up at Spamont Playing Fields in Castlederg to assist those in the rural area of Killen, Castlederg and Killeter, to dispose of additional waste during the current COVID-19 pandemic, will continue to open two days per week, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 am to 4pm, to dispose of general and green waste only.

Those wishing to dispose of larger items of waste are encouraged to use Council recycling centres at Newtownstewart and Strahans Road, Strabane, or to avail of Council’s free Bulky Waste Collection Service that can be booked online at www.derrystrabane.com/bulkywaste

Members of the public with bulky waste are advised that they must avail of the Council’s free Bulky Waste Collection Service as they will not be permitted access to the sites with bulky waste at this time. Bookings for this service can be made online via the Council website at www.derrystrabane.com/bulkywaste or contact by phone at 028 71 374107