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Under used recycling centres could be closed after review
8:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014 in News
UNDER used recycling centres around the Wycombe district could be closed following the introduction of a blue bin collection service from homes.
Wycombe District Council will carry out a review to decide which public recycling areas are kept on – but this will not happen until the roll out of the new blue bin collection service is extended to blocks of flats.
It comes after Mark Holmes – who built a £100,000 extension on his home to escape the noise of breaking glass emanating from the Liston Road car park in Marlow – called for it to be closed as it is no longer used.
WDC confirmed it had noticed a drop-off in the number of people using the recycling areas since the joint waste contract with Chiltern District Council began in October.
Council spokesman Sue Robinson said: “We’ve seen a significant reduction in the amount of glass coming through our recycling centres since we introduced our blue bin collection service.
“We are planning to review the number of recycling centres we have in the district later this year, to establish which recycling centres need to be kept. Our review will look at sites of strategic importance.
“We will run a public awareness campaign should it be decided a local recycling centre is to be removed from service.”