THE TRIP to the tip is back on in Stratford.
Burton Farm Recycling Centre at Bishopton near Stratford was forced to close at short notice last month due to accidental damage to the railway bridge on the approach road.
Repairs have been carried out in record time and the bridge has been signed off as safe.
Appointments can now be booked up until October 1, after which winter opening hours will apply.
The reuse shop, run by Age UK, has also reopened so people can make donations and purchase preloved items.
Warwickshire County Council had estimated the recycling centre would be closed for up to four weeks but repairs have been completed well ahead of schedule.
WCC would also like to thank Network Rail and their bridge maintenance contractors Murphys for the speed at which they reacted to the issue, carried out repairs and assessed that the bridge was again safe.
WCC environment spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “Thanks to proactive coordination between council staff, Network Rail and the contractors Murphys, the bridge repairs have been carried out in an impressively short timescale.
“The recycling centre was only closed for a week as opposed to the predicted two to four weeks. We thank residents for their patience while these essential repairs were made and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”