Waste and Recycling Centres

RubbishCaroline Peacock writes:
“Dear Friends,
Financial constraints are resulting in the likely closure of two local waste and recycling centres currently run by the Council.  The details will be found below, along with the dates of two meetings that anyone who feels strongly about this loss of facility may attend.

On another matter, please may I ask if anyone is aware of other metal drain covers, besides the one about 100 yards above the Howlea Lane turning on Bedburn Road, that are missing?  I am reporting that one as a metal theft to DCC – but if others have also been taken I may as pass the information on immediately, and they can replace several rather than just one.  Many thanks for any further news, therefore.

With best wishes to you all,

From: Craig Morgan [mailto:craig.morgan@durham.gov.uk]
Sent: 25 November 2011 13:05
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

Consultation on Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – Proposals to Close Two Teesdale Centres

This consultation, which started on the 28th October, gives you the chance to have your say on the future provision of household waste recycling centres in County Durham. Including the proposal to close two of the centre’s in Teesdale at Cragwood and Stainton Grove and replace them with a mobile service.
Two public meetings have been organised by TAP to allow local residents to have a say on the proposals.
5th December – Cockfield Methodist Hall (DL13 5EN)
8th December – Stainton Grove Community Centre (http://www.thevillagehalls.co.uk/stainton-grove-community-centre.asp)
Both Meeting will run between 6:00pm and 7:30pm and Council staff will be available to take any questions.  Contact the TAP Office for more details.
The consultation considers the issues of:

  • the number of HWRCs in County Durham
  • the introduction of a mobile recycling service in the west of the county
  • changes to opening hours
  • the type of vehicle on site
  • the number of permits issued

There are currently 15 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in operation. The proposal is to reduce this to nine. There are a number of reasons for this:

  • To make the operation of the service more cost effective.
  • To give a better geographical spread across the county.
  • To ensure we comply with relevant legislation on site.

The Council wants to take your views into account before making changes to the service.  The consultation ends on Friday 20th January 2012.
You can have your say by completing the online form at the link below, emailing your views to wasteaware@durham.gov.uk, or by calling 0191 383 5674.

Craig Morgan
Area Action Partnership Coordinator
Teesdale Action Partnership
Assistant Chief Executives Service
Durham County Council
Partnerships and Community Engagement
Teesdale House
Barnard Castle
DL12 8EL

03000 260817, 07818 510372

Future dates for Teesdale Action Partnership Board Meetings:
Wednesday 14th Dec 2011 at 6pm in Butterknowle Village Hall
Wednesday 15th Feb 2012 at 6pm Venue TBC
Forum members / members of the public who wish to attend please email tap@durham.gov.uk or call 03000 260818.

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