Fury at possible recycling centre closure

Fury at possible recycling centre closure

Fury at possible recycling centre closure

First published in News

SCRAPPING a recycling centre in Dovercourt could cause a wave of flytipping, it has been warned.

The centre has been earmarked for closure in the latest cost-cutting measures by Essex County Council.

It was among 13 across Essex shortlisted for the axe highlighted on a leaked document.

Maps were handed to the Standard showing the location of centres set to close and those where new or larger facilities would be created.

It means people who use the Dovercourt Recycling Centre will instead have to travel 13 miles to the one in Lawford.

Harwich councillor David Flavell said he was furious.

“It’s a dreadful decision – I find it appalling.

“If people don’t have access to transport then the centre in Lawford might as well be on the moon instead, because people won’t use it."

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4:27pm Tue 13 May 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

So what is it used for most? Garden waste perhaps? The trouble is that people aren't that keen on what is often referred to as a stealth tax of a garden waste collection service. You can compost your garden waste yourself.

There are subsidised composters available as well as wormeries and other composting offers. Green Johanna anyone? At least find out about the options. There are lots of You Tube videos on composting and Green Johannas and the different types of wormeries. (The layer ones are a lot easier to use than the older wheelie bin type. They are more interesting than compost bins too but don't take as much green waste.)

Check out this website for local offers: http://www.essex.get
composting.com/

I found it very disappointing that there was nowhere for mixed plastic waste here - and the reduction from all mixed plastic waste to just plastic bottles was really really disappointing.

I hope that a lot of alternatives for disposal of furniture and other things taken to this facility will be promoted so that there won't be any more fly-tipping than there is with this close-by and open should the facility be closed.
So what is it used for most? Garden waste perhaps? The trouble is that people aren't that keen on what is often referred to as a stealth tax of a garden waste collection service. You can compost your garden waste yourself. There are subsidised composters available as well as wormeries and other composting offers. Green Johanna anyone? At least find out about the options. There are lots of You Tube videos on composting and Green Johannas and the different types of wormeries. (The layer ones are a lot easier to use than the older wheelie bin type. They are more interesting than compost bins too but don't take as much green waste.) Check out this website for local offers: http://www.essex.get composting.com/ I found it very disappointing that there was nowhere for mixed plastic waste here - and the reduction from all mixed plastic waste to just plastic bottles was really really disappointing. I hope that a lot of alternatives for disposal of furniture and other things taken to this facility will be promoted so that there won't be any more fly-tipping than there is with this close-by and open should the facility be closed. zerowasteisthewaytogo
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