Normanton Household Waste Recycling Centre to close next month
Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Welbeck will close permanently on
Sunday 17 September.
The closure is planned as part of the long-term waste contract in partnership
with Shanks Waste Management. The planning permission for the site at Welbeck
expires in May 2018, therefore the facility needs to close to allow for it to
Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities,
said: “Welbeck is the lowest used Recycling Centre and numbers of people using
the site have been dropping recently.
“We have three excellent, modern Household Waste Recycling Centres in
Glasshoughton, Wakefield and South Kirkby which have been designed to handle
and recycle more of our customers waste.
“Opening hours have been extended at the three other sites during the summer
months to handle any increase in demand and we will continue to closely monitor
the facilities, with extra skips made available if required.”
Information leaflets will be distributed to over 30,000 properties located
close to the site to provide details of the closure and to explain where
alternative facilities are located. This information is also being displayed at
Normanton HWRC until its closure.
Following the closure, the Council will be closely monitoring the Welbeck site
to help deter flytipping, including the use of covert CCTV.
For more information visit about the alternative centres available visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/recycling