Household recycling centre shuts for one day
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.