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Pyke Quarry opening hours extended


The Household Recycling Centre at Pyke Quarry will be temporarily opened on Wednesdays from 19th August to make more booking slots available.


To limit the number of people on-site pre-booking was introduced earlier this year at all five of the county’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) to enable social distancing, with measures in place to help keep visitors and staff safe.

The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day and visitors can book up to 21 days in advance. Bookings can be made online at

Waiting times for a visit to Hempsted, Wingmoor Farm, Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross HRCs are currently less than a week, with next day availability on occasions at some sites. However, due to its popularity, the delay before a visit can be made to Pyke Quarry, Horsley is significantly longer.

To help reduce this wait, Pyke Quarry HRC will be opening on its normal Wednesday closure day from 19th August, as a temporary measure, until further notice.

Visitors to all sites are reminded that vehicles should only have drivers wherever possible. Site staff must socially distance and are unable to help with unloading so one passenger is permitted to assist. Crucially, anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit.

Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for waste said, “I’m really pleased with the way the HRC booking system is working and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback.

“We are always looking to make improvements and I’d like to reduce the waiting time for a booking slot to visit Pyke Quarry HRC at Horsley so it’s more in line with our other sites. I know that Pyke Quarry is particularly popular and I hope this change will make visiting far more convenient.”

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