Corona: Service status
We are reopening the recycling centres to private citizens on 31 March 2020 at 10.00 am, after which normal opening hours will resume. Swapping services as well as local recycling hubs will continue to be closed.
No more than ten cars at the time!
After the opening, access will be limited to no more than a total of ten cars at a time. You should therefore expect some waiting time, especially at the most frequented centres.
We urge you to put off your visit at the recycling centre as long as possible; and when you go, please spend as little time at the centre as possible in order to cut the wating time.
Follow the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority
We ask you to follow the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority - especially if you are unwell: show respect to others and stay at home. You can find the recommendations on coronasmitte.dk
24-hour service at the recycling centre of Hvidovre suspended
The 24-hour service at the recycling centre of Hvidovre is suspended as a provisional measure. This means that you cannot use your code to open the gate outside normal opening hours.
Kirstinehøj Recycling Centre: Extra opening hours for businesses
In order to avoid queing, Kirstinehøj recycling center will be keeping two extra opening hours from 8 a.m. to 10a.m. on weekdays. This is excusively for businesses. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. private citizens wiil be allowed in as well. The acess is limited to a maximum of 10 cars at any time.
Dragør recycling centre: Bachersmindevej is closed for traffic
In Dragør, Bachersmindesvej is closed for traffic at Fælledvej. This is in place in order to avoid hazards connected to queing for the recycling center.
Waste collection in Tårnby and Dragør
You can find the latest status and news about collection of waste on the website of your municipality
ARC cancels all visits up to and including 1st of May 2020. This applies to ALL visits - from companies as well as schools.
We have sent an email to all those having booked a visit in the affected period. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ARC reopens the recycling centres to private citizens - however, access will be limited. Here you can read answers to FAQs on our emergency response:
Why do you reopen to private citizens?
We open as the Danish Patient Safety Authority has assessed that a reopening can take place in a safe manner. Therefore, Local Government Denmark (KL) has recommended a reopening of recycling centres all over Denmark.
Is it safe to take my waste to a recycling centre?
According to an assessment from the Danish Patient Safety Authority it is safe to take your waste to a recycling centre. ARC asks everybody to follow the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority.
Why don’t you extend the opening hours?
To begin with we follow the normal opening hours. We assess the situation continuously.
Why are the local recycling hubs still closed?
We are not able to control access to the local recycling hubs to the same extent, so there is a risk that too many people will be present.
Why are the reuse services closed?
We are following the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority to limit direct contact. Therefore, the local recycling hubs are still closed.
What precautionary measures do you take?
We are following the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority. Therefore we have decided to limit access to no more than a total of ten cars at a time, thereby ensuring sufficient distance between visitors. In addition we have taken a number of measures that also reduce the risk to citizens and staff.
Will I get my money back for the two weeks’ closure?
The closure of the recycling centres has been an extraordinary situation. Whether we will see a reimbursement or an extra levy further to the corona crisis is a decision to be made by the owners of ARC.
Why can’t I collect finished compost at the centres as I normally can?
We are following the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority to ensure sufficient distance between visitors. We cannot control this at the finished compost site, which is why we have closed it. This also applies to the site at Borgervænget.