People using Leicestershire’s largest waste site at the busiest time of year are encouraged to plan visits in advance whilst construction work takes place.
Leicestershire County Council is constructing a new facility at the Whetstone site to provide a modern layout with improved access and parking.
Work will take around eight months in total and the site will remain open for the duration.
However the Easter break is the busiest time of year for the county’s household waste sites and work at Whetstone will see the existing tipping area reduced, which could result in delays at peak periods.
Holly Field, assistant director for environment at Leicestershire County Council, said:
“Easter is the busiest time of the year for our recycling and household waste sites.
“As the re-development works are now underway at Whetstone, and to avoid queuing, we are encouraging people considering a spring clearout to plan their visits ahead.
“It’s best to visit this site during off-peak times, which are the early morning and late evening, or use alternate sites at Oadby Lutterworth and Barwell.”
The current site opening times are April to September – 8am to 8pm and October to March – 8am to 6pm.
To find information about recycling and household waste sites, please visit www.leics.gov.uk/waste or call 0116 305 0001.