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Golden Butts HWRC to re-open

Another Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is to re-open on Monday, 18 May. Golden Butts in Ilkley will open between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 4pm Saturday, and 9am to 4pm Sunday.

This will mean that five of Bradford Council’s eight Household Waste Recycling Centres will be operating from next week.

Midland Road, Bowling Back Lane, Royd Ings Avenue, Keighley and Dealbourn Road, Low Moor,  are up and running.

Because of traffic congestion issues resulting from social distancing, only Dealbourn Road in Low Moor is able to admit vans – with a valid or recently expired van permit - and trailers, between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.

All other opening times and sites are for private cars with a valid permit only. Anyone without a permit will be turned away. People needing a replacement permit should contact Bradford Council.

HWRCs at Sugden End, Keighley, Dowley Gap, Bingley and Ford Hill, Queensbury, will remain closed for the time being due to staff shortages caused by redeployment and traffic management issues relating to social distancing.

Highway officers at Bradford Council have been able to instigate traffic management arrangements in Ilkley to manage traffic congestion around the site on Golden Butts Road.

If people follow the rules the issues are manageable but if people ignore them - causing highway safety risks and problems for residents - the site may have to close again.

Bradford Council is asking people not to use Golden Butts  if they can store their rubbish at home for a little while longer to reduce congestion at the site.

Information about opening times for all five HWRCs can be found on our website at (, or by calling 01274 431000.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Place, said: “We are trying very hard to get our vital services back to normal without increasing the risk to health of our residents and staff.

“We thank people for their patience and ask them to try to avoid visiting HWRCs if possible at this time to allow a gradual resumption of normal service.”


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