Social distancing in place at Summerhill Waste Management Centre

03 Apr 2020

City of Newcastle continues to provide essential waste services and has implemented social distancing measures at Summerhill Waste Management Centre (WMC) as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Public Health Order issued 30 March 2020 directs a person must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the person’s place of residence. Also, if you are feeling unwell, the advice is to stay at home.

Summerhill WMC remains open to the public, however the City is encouraging customers to only attend if they’re symptom free and it’s absolutely necessary.

Cash is no longer accepted at the weighbridge, with tap and go the preferred payment option, while dockets are no longer being issued upon entry.

Social distancing measures have been implemented at the Resource Recovery Centre, including the removal of communal brooms and shovels. Customers may instead bring their own.

For those who find it essential to visit Summerhill WMC please follow the social distancing measures and be considerate to Council staff and those around you.

City of Newcastle advises that due to the social distancing measures in place at Summerhill WMC there may be increased wait times or delays for customers.

All other waste services including kerbside collections and bulk waste are operating as usual. Any personal hygiene products or wastes that may have traces of bodily fluids, such as tissues, paper towel and nappies, should be double bagged.

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