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RECYCLING: Tovil tip set to open up as lockdown restrictions ease

Friday 14th May 2021

THE Tovil tip is set to open up with more slots available to the public and no restrictions on frequency of visits - but booking is still required.

According to reports, the Kent County Cabinet cabinet member in charge of recycling Cllr Susan Carey wrote to a local parish council outlining the new arrangements.

The online booking system was introduced a year ago so that people could access the dump during the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Now the number of slots has been increased with no restrictions on frequency.

Cllr Carey said: "The next change to the system is that it will allow same day bookings in half-hourly slots. We hope this will be operational by late June when the household recycling centres will once more be open Monday-Saturday 8am - 4.30pm and Sundays and bank holidays, 9am - 4pm.

"We are also considering other changes such as opening on one or more evenings and extending the hours of opening on busier days."