Household waste centre to close 

27/09/13

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority will be closing Blackrod Household Waste Recycling Centre in October and a opening a new Super Site.
                                                                                                          
The Recycling Centre on Blackhorse Street in Blackrod, Bolton will close to the public on Sunday 13th October at 8pm and a new alternative Recycling Centre on Salford Road in Bolton, will open on Monday 14th October at 8am.

Back in In June 2011, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) made the decision to close six of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across Greater Manchester, as part of an efficiency strategy to ensure all sites are fit for purpose. The closure of the six sites was precipitated by the need to make savings and the selection of the sites was based on performance and investment.
 
The Blackhorse Street Recycling Centre site does not have the capacity to be redeveloped to improve recycling rates and will be one of the last two sites of the six to close along with the site at Lester Road, Salford, and by merging two sites it will reduce the costs and will provide a better service.

An alternative new and improved super site will open in Bolton with the following benefits:
• Easy access to the recycling containers which are situated over two levels specifically designated for members of the public
• A modern, convenient site layout
• A comprehensive recycling service for local residents accepting up to 23 different types of materials
• Better traffic management to eliminate queuing off-site.

There is a network of Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester, residents are encouraged to visit their nearest Recycling Centre and to try and combine their visit with another journey they are already making, or car sharing with their neighbours to help cut carbon emissions and save money on fuel.

Councillor Neil Swannick, Chair of the GMWDA said: “We have to ensure that all sites are fit for purpose and unfortunately it was not possible to improve the Blackrod site in the same way as the other recycling centres. The new super site that has been built in Bolton will allow residents to recycle more waste in the easiest possible way.”

For more information please visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com.  

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