DENBIGHSHIRE County Council says its online booking system for use of its waste and recycling parks is 'here to stay' after proving to be popular with site users and staff.

Drivers should bring their booking reference number and proof of residency and anyone turning up without an appointment will not allowed to use the site.

The Council is advising visitors to the waste and recycling parks of the following; You must not visit the waste and recycling park if you or anyone you are living with is in self-isolation or showing COVID-19 symptoms.

No twin-axle trailers will be allowed entry (car-derived vans/4x4s and single-axle trailers are able to enter) and there is a permit system in place for vans or similar commercial vehicles.

Visitors are also asked to segregate their waste before coming to site and the number of vehicles allowed on site is restricted.

Social distancing measures must be adhered to at all times by both staff and visitors. .

The opening hours for the sites are: -

Ruthin : Monday – Thursday 10am-6pm; Closed Friday; Sat and Sun 9am – 5pm. Denbigh: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri – 10am – 6pm; Closed Thursday; Sat and Sun 9am – 5pm.Rhyl : Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We would like to thank the public for the fantastic support that we have received for the booking appointment system. It has been a great success and the arrangements at the waste and recycling parks have run like clockwork. That is down to the arrangements put in place to ensure social distancing, but also the way that residents have really engaged with the process.

“That is why we have decided to run with this system indefinitely. Many residents have asked us to keep the system in place. It reduces any queueing of traffic, the visits to the waste and recycling parks are quicker and more efficient, and it is generally a safer way to operate the sites.

“As ever we will monitor future performance of the new way of working to evaluate and implement any process modifications as required.”

To book an appointment, visit the council website: