Petition to save Dovercourt tip

Petition to save Dovercourt tip

Petition to save Dovercourt tip

First published in News

A PETITION has been launched to save a town's tip.

Residents and councillors have hit back at the rumoured proposals to shut Dovercourt Recycling Centre, which they say is a popular and vital facility for the town.

Maps leaked to the Standard last week revealed proposals to close a number of Recycling Centres in Essex to save cash.

But drivers trying to use the West End Lane site, which would be merged with Lawford 13 miles away in the plans, over the bank holiday weekend said they were stuck in long queues of more than half an hour, proving its necessity for residents.

Harwich Labour councillors have set up a petition calling for the Dovercourt Tip to be protected.

Maria Fowler, labour councillor for Harwich West Central, where the tip is based, said: "In my opinion it's absolute madness.

"Flytipping will be everywhere, there is already flytipping outside the tip when it's closed."

For more details about the petition visit www.facebook.com/PetitiontoSaveDovercourtTip

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5:21pm Thu 15 May 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

It would be interesting to find out what people are taking to "the tip" nowadays.

When I visited I was looking for recycling banks for mixed plastic since the kerbside collection had been REDUCED. The usual reason for the closing of Reuse & Recycling Centres is that the kerbside collection has been expanded. This is not the case.

We have charity and hospice shops where a lot of things can be taken. There is also freegle and freecycle and preloved and gumtree and ebay for starters. It can be a good idea to get your white goods taken away if you can by whoever is providing the new one. This is often easier than having to get rid of it separately. Don't forget that many people want these things for spare parts. They may have the time to repair them. I have also seen adverts for air conditioning units needed for students in college to take apart as part of their course.
It would be interesting to find out what people are taking to "the tip" nowadays. When I visited I was looking for recycling banks for mixed plastic since the kerbside collection had been REDUCED. The usual reason for the closing of Reuse & Recycling Centres is that the kerbside collection has been expanded. This is not the case. We have charity and hospice shops where a lot of things can be taken. There is also freegle and freecycle and preloved and gumtree and ebay for starters. It can be a good idea to get your white goods taken away if you can by whoever is providing the new one. This is often easier than having to get rid of it separately. Don't forget that many people want these things for spare parts. They may have the time to repair them. I have also seen adverts for air conditioning units needed for students in college to take apart as part of their course. zerowasteisthewaytogo
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3:58pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Grumpy old dear says...

I use this tip regularly for garden waste and other items that Tendring Council don't collect for recycling. Where is the sense in closing an amenity that is so well used? Bad enough when it stopped being open 7 days a week, now we are going to have make a 20-mile round trip? Must also mention the staff - simply the best, helpful and caring. Hope the closure doesn't happen, but when I went there yesterday, there were for sale boards up from three different agents.
I use this tip regularly for garden waste and other items that Tendring Council don't collect for recycling. Where is the sense in closing an amenity that is so well used? Bad enough when it stopped being open 7 days a week, now we are going to have make a 20-mile round trip? Must also mention the staff - simply the best, helpful and caring. Hope the closure doesn't happen, but when I went there yesterday, there were for sale boards up from three different agents. Grumpy old dear
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