High Heavens waste centre to close later this month

Bucks Free Press: High Heavens waste centre to close later this month High Heavens waste centre to close later this month

RESIDENTS planning to clear out household junk will need to look elsewhere to dump it later this month as the High Heavens waste centre closes for works.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Booker will close for road surfacing work on July 19 and 20, and will re-open the next day.

Instead, recyclers are asked to use the nearest alternative site, including centres in Beaconsfield, Bledlow Ridge, Amersham and Chesham.

Lesley Clarke, Bucks County Council Cabinet member for Planning and the Environment, said: “We appreciate that many people take their rubbish or their garden waste to this site at weekends, especially during the height of summer.

“But these works simply have to be carried out to improve the new access road to the site which will make it easier for drivers to get in and out of High Heavens.

"We did look at carrying out this work during a weekday but this wasn’t possible because of the disruption it would have caused to normal weekday flow of traffic using High Heavens and to local residents.”

The alternative nearby sites are:

  • • Beaconsfield - A40 London Road, HP9 2XB
  • • Bledlow Ridge - Wigans Lane, HP14 4BH
  • • Amersham - London Road East,HP7 9DT
  • • Chesham - Latimer Road, HP5 1TL
  • • Burnham - Crowpiece Lane, SL2 3TG

The High Heavens work is being carried out because of the development of the new Waste Transfer Station, for which a new junction and widened access road is necessary.

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3:40pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ArnyP_HW says...

Waste centre to close later this month....
"Blimey!"
...will need to look elsewhere to dump later this month...
"Must remember to sort my rubbish out before it closes, when's D Day?"
...will close on the 19th and 20th and will open the next day...

"Oh! You couldn't have mentioned this 'minor' detail sooner so that I didn't waste my time reading this over-dramatised non-news?!"
Waste centre to close later this month.... "Blimey!" ...will need to look elsewhere to dump later this month... "Must remember to sort my rubbish out before it closes, when's D Day?" ...will close on the 19th and 20th and will open the next day... "Oh! You couldn't have mentioned this 'minor' detail sooner so that I didn't waste my time reading this over-dramatised non-news?!" ArnyP_HW
  • Score: 27

7:05pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mr Methane says...

Not very eco friendly suggesting people drive all over South Bucks looking for an alternative dump. Why not tell them to hang on for a while. It's not the end of the world is it?
Not very eco friendly suggesting people drive all over South Bucks looking for an alternative dump. Why not tell them to hang on for a while. It's not the end of the world is it? Mr Methane
  • Score: 13

10:30pm Tue 8 Jul 14

BOOKERite says...

So, Lesley Clark, the immediate access road is being widened, what are you going to do about the access route, ie the Handy Cross roundabout, John Hall Way and Cressex Road?
So, Lesley Clark, the immediate access road is being widened, what are you going to do about the access route, ie the Handy Cross roundabout, John Hall Way and Cressex Road? BOOKERite
  • Score: 6

9:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

Edgar Brooks says...

Shortage of typeface at the BFP is there? Insert "for two days" into the header, and a non-news item reverts to being non-news. Just why "journalists" have to sensationalise everything remains a total mystery.
Shortage of typeface at the BFP is there? Insert "for two days" into the header, and a non-news item reverts to being non-news. Just why "journalists" have to sensationalise everything remains a total mystery. Edgar Brooks
  • Score: 7

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