Posted: Friday 21st July 2017
Waiting around when you have better things to do is rubbish. New live webcams have been installed at tips in Hertfordshire to help you beat the queue.
Residents can now see a live feed from their local Household Waste Recycling Centre by checking the internet to see how busy it is before making a trip to the tip.
Terry Hone, Executive Member for Community Safety and Waste, said: “Our recycling centres are visited almost 2.5 million times every year and we know that queues can sometimes be a problem. The cameras will help residents decide when or when not to visit the tip.”
Top tips to save you time:
Recent analysis has shown that one in five visitors use the sites several times a month – we are asking regular visitors to take the following steps to help us:
- Save up your recyclables for a single trip.
- Sort your items before you arrive to help make the visit much quicker - this reduces queues and waiting times for other users.
- You may also be able to avoid a trip by making use of kerbside recycling services offered by the district and borough councils rather than visiting your local recycling centre.
- With the summer season upon us, many of you will be planning to spruce up your borders and cut your lawns but most Hertfordshire residents can dispose of green waste in their garden waste bin for collection. Please make use of this where possible.
Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hwrc to see if your local site is busy before you leave the house. You can also find out about opening hours at all the Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county and get information about what items can be recycled on the kerbside, saving you the trip.
The majority of webcams are now live; however, the service will not be available for the Cole Green recycling centre for technical reasons.