Council leader Philippa Marsden said: “Our Labour-led council recognises residents’ concerns about dealing with waste, and we will reopen our sites as soon as possible.
“This isn’t a quick or straightforward task – and the safety of the public, and of our workforce, must be our paramount concern.”
A Caerphilly County Borough Council spokesman said: “There are many factors that need to be carefully thought through before these facilities can safely operate and this will take time.
“There will also be regional and national discussions to explore whether a joined up approach can be adopted by local authorities to ensure consistency.
“Further information and potential timescales will be provided by the council shortly.”
The body that represents Wales’ 22 local authorities has agreed common criteria outlining what must be done to reopen the waste sites safely. These include distancing measures, safe staffing levels and traffic management.
Trade unions are also being consulted.
Cllr Andrew Morgan of Rhondda Cynon Taf, the leader of the Welsh Local Government Association, said: “The safety of the public and staff remains our top priority.”
• People getting rid of waste and worried about their contractor’s licence can check details on checkwaste.wales
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