Reverse the Recycling Centre closures: Sign our petition!

November 2, 2018 9:15 PM

Gloucestershire County Council's Conservatives have decided to close the recycling centres one day a week and are reducing the opening hours on the remaining days.

From 28 October county-run recycling centres are to be closed one day a week on the following days:

  • Tuesdays: Fosse Cross (Cirencester) and Oak Quarry (Coleford)
  • Wednesdays: Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) and Wingmoor Farm (Bishops Cleeve)
  • Thursdays: Hempsted (Gloucester)

All recycling centres have also had their opening hours reduced by more than three hours a day. Currently they are open from 9am to 6:15pm, however this has now changed to 10am-4pm - a reduction of more than 35 per cent each day.

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All this has been decided with no consultation with the public or with the six district councils, with the districts responsible for picking up the tab for any additional waste or fly-tipping that occurs as a result.

Jeremy Hilton at Recycling centreCommenting on this decision, Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats' Spokesperson for Waste, said

"I am incredibly disappointed that the Cabinet Member for Waste has decided to carry on with this ill-judged decision to reduce recycling centre opening hours and close them for one day a week. This decision has been made with no consultation with the public or our district council partners and will only frustrate members of the public, trying to do the right thing by recycling their waste, who turn up to find their local centre closed. We can also expect an increase in fly-tipping by those less scrupulous.

"This decision, coupled with the Tory's infatuation with the Javelin Park burner, shows that the Conservative administration is not truly committed to the recycling of waste. Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats will continue to push for them to reverse this decision."

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