House­hold re­cy­cling cen­tre shuts for one day

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

CHEL­TENHAM Bor­ough Coun­cil has re­vealed when its house­hold re­cy­cling cen­tre in Swin­don Road will tem­po­rar­ily shut.

While it has yet to make a de­ci­sion on its con­tro­ver­sial pro­posal to ban gen­eral rub­bish and gar­den waste from the site, it has de­cided to crack on with other changes there.

It said to­day that fol­low­ing feed­back from res­i­dents ear­lier this year, im­prove­ments would be made to the house­hold re­cy­cling cen­tre later this month.

The fa­cil­ity will close for one day on Mon­day Au­gust 12 and will re­open a lit­tle later than usual at 9.30am on Tues­day Au­gust 13.

Im­prove­ments will in­clude changes to the site lay­out to make the best use of the space, new sig­nage and in­ter­nal safety bar­ri­ers and new larger bring banks so that more re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als can be taken.

Coun­cil­lor Chris Cole­man (LD, St Mark’s), the coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for clean and green en­vi­ron­ment, said: “We are pleased to now be in a po­si­tion to make these im­prove­ments as sug­gested by res­i­dents af­ter our last sur­vey at the be­gin­ning of the year.

“We’ve listened to the com­ments we re­ceived and hope that the new lay­out with im­proved safety and sig­nage and larger skips - will make a real dif­fer­ence to our cus­tomers’ ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The au­thor­ity added that if the weather is very wet on Au­gust 12, the house­hold re­cy­cling cen­tre may need to be closed on Au­gust 13 as well.

Cus­tomers are asked to check chel­tenham.gov.uk be­fore they visit on that day.

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