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Police on scene as huge queues form at Aberdeen recycling centres on day facilities across Scotland reopen

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Police on scene as huge queues form at Aberdeen recycling centres on day facilities across Scotland reopen

Police were on scene as queues trailed around streets surrounding three Aberdeen recycling centres today - as the facilities finally reopened across the north-east.
Tips in Hazlehead, Bucksburn and Tullos all opened at 10am in the city, while all but three of Aberdeenshire Council's began service again too.
In Aberdeen, expecting an influx of cars to the areas, police were on hand to oversee the situation at Tullos and Hazlehead.
Dozens of cars sat in Hazlehead Avenue and Greenbank Crescent awaiting entry, as they tried to offload two months' worth of rubbish.
Staff turned a number of vans and vehicles towing trailers away as only cars, with only drivers in them, are permitted under the new guidelines.
With many undertaking additional work around the home during the lockdown, pressure had been mounting to reopen tips, with last week's confirmation that gates would reopen yesterday widely welcomed.
The household waste and recycling centres have been under a coronavirus-induced shutdown, in an effort to...

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