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Eight recycling centres in South Bucks to close

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Eight recycling centres run by South Bucks District Council are to be closed.

The closure of the sites began week commencing Monday 25th March 2019. The closures will see the recycling containers and related signage removed, followed by a thorough clean of the area.

Over the years the recycling centres have been a magnet for fly-tipping, littering and commercial waste which is costly to clear and should be disposed at permitted legal waste facilities, not at household waste recycling centres at the taxpayers expense.

South Bucks District Councillor Luisa Sullivan, Portfolio Holder for Environment says: ‘This decision wasn’t taken lightly and we apologise to anyone disappointed about the closures. Despite our best efforts to prevent this from happening unfortunately some businesses were using these sites to dispose of their waste, meaning the containers were often full to capacity and also containing contaminated recycling. The on-going management of the sites is expensive and does not represent a good use of Council Tax payers money. Removal of the sites will provide a range of benefits, including reducing the associated fly-tipping and improving the quality of waste sent for recycling.

The centres to be closed are :

Beaconsfield

  • The Beacon Centre, Holtspur Way
  • Penncroft car park, Burkes Road
  • Waitrose (Council Hall), Penn Road

Burnham

  • Summers Road car park, behind the high street

Farnham Common & Farnham Royal

  • The Broadway Car Park, off Beaconsfield Road

Gerrards Cross

  • Packhorse Road Car Park

Iver

  • Evreham Sports Centre, off Swallow Street
  • High Line Yachting, Mansion Lane (no textile recycling)

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