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Plans announced to reopen Bledlow Household Recycling Centre

| September 6, 2022

Buckinghamshire Council is putting forward plans to reopen the Household Recycling Centre in Bledlow, near Princes Risborough.

The Council currently operates nine Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) across the county, providing an essential service for residents to dispose of and recycle household wast. The HRCs receive some 1.2 million visits every year.

In 2019 the former Buckinghamshire County Council took the decision to close Bledlow HRC due to budgetary pressures but now Buckinghamshire Council is in a position to consider reopening the site to meet current and future demand, subject to a decision by the council’s Cabinet.

If the plans move forward, the proposal is to reopen the site in November 2022, to allow for time to prepare and modernise the current facility. It will open five days a week (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays).

The site will be free to visit for all Buckinghamshire residents, as it is at all Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire, with charges for non-household waste.

Residents from Oxfordshire will still be able to use the site but will have to pay a fee depending on the type and amount of waste they bring to ensure the cost isn’t borne by Buckinghamshire residents.

Councillor Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘Our HRCs provide an essential service to our residents and help us all to recycle more, playing a part in our overall approach to tackling climate change. I’m therefore delighted the council is in a position to be considering reopening the Bledlow site to provide another such facility for Buckinghamshire residents and to bolster the overall service.

There’s a full report going to Cabinet that will be fully scrutinised and considered before a final decision is made.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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