Posted on Monday 17th May 2021
Improvements at Lichfield’s household waste recycling centre have significantly reduced queues and tailbacks which used to form on the road outside the site.
Last month, The Witley Drive facility underwent a site remodel, which saw an extra 13 unloading spaces and seven ramps added, giving visitors access to an additional 14 waste bins.
The changes are timely as the site has seen a higher footfall of visitors over the last few months due to the Covid 19 restrictions. With more people staying at home cleaning their houses, gardening or making home improvements, the site’s visitor numbers have risen by over 25% compared to summer last year.
Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure & Climate Change, said:
Following the improvements at the Lichfield household waste recycling centre we have seen a huge reduction in the queues forming outside the site. The new changes have really helped to limit the impact that the centre has on the surrounding area.
Officers on site who are helping visitors navigate the new lay out have reported great feedback from visitors.
We still have social distancing measures in place, so even though the site has a better lay out, it can still get busy during peak times. If people can stagger their visits or choose a less busy period it helps spread the load and reduces queues.”
Anyone planning to visit Lichfield’s household waste recycling centre can find a list of the busiest times by searching Lichfield Recycling on the Staffordshire County Council website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk