New Wednesday opening time for household recycling centre

Published on 13th March 2017

Green kerbside recycling box

The Swindon Road household recycling centre will open an hour later on Wednesdays to allow for site cleaning.

From 29 March, the household recycling centre on Swindon Road will open an hour later at 8.30am on Wednesdays every week. This is to allow for a regular deep clean of the site to be carried out making the facility nicer to use for residents.

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment says: “Due to the popularity of the recycling centre, opening an hour later once a week will give us the opportunity to clean all areas thoroughly. This will include using a pressure washer to clean around the compactors and walkways and other areas that the daily mechanical sweeping cannot reach.

“We hope that this will benefit the site and make it a nicer environment for people who come to use the facility.”

The recycling centre currently opens at 7.30am on Wednesdays. For more information on the household recycling centre times and what can be recycled there, visit the council’s website:

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