Recycling centres next in line for cuts as Essex County Council looks to save £235m

Recycling centres next in line in £235m cuts bid

Recycling centres next in line in £235m cuts bid

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Recycling centres could be axed as the Essex County Council looks to save £235million in the next three years.

The authority has recently reviewed bus services, cut street lighting and announced the proposed closure of children’s centres to try to meet the target.

Now it says it is to review how people recycle from Monday.

In a statement today the council said waste management services have to contribute to savings.

A spokesman said: “Significant investment in kerbside recycling services has been made in recent years by ECC and district, borough and city councils, which has resulted in fewer residents needing to dispose of waste at recycling centres

“Some of the older sites may no longer be best placed to meet the needs of a modern recycling centre.”

The council currently operates 21 recycling centres, with two in Epping Forest, at an annual cost of £6.4m.

A survey will be available to complete here, or by picking up a copy from libraries.

the centres in the district are located in Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, and Luxborough Lane in Chigwell.

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10:59am Thu 23 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Will encourage more fly tipping.
Will encourage more fly tipping. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 9

11:11am Thu 23 Jan 14

SNGreen says...

I encourage everyone to take part in this survey. Lets hope any recommendations they make are not based on spurious evidence as with Childrens Centres
I encourage everyone to take part in this survey. Lets hope any recommendations they make are not based on spurious evidence as with Childrens Centres SNGreen
  • Score: 5

1:53pm Thu 23 Jan 14

villager1 says...

that link is not a link to the consultation - could not find it online; can we have a link please; I agree it will lead to more dumping. Our local recycling centre in Chigwell is brilliant.
that link is not a link to the consultation - could not find it online; can we have a link please; I agree it will lead to more dumping. Our local recycling centre in Chigwell is brilliant. villager1
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Thu 23 Jan 14

pan says...

The local tips are an essential service. People are recycling more and being generally more responsible for with their rubbish but also rubbish is extremely expensive to get rid of and so fly tipping is increasing.

Personally I would like to see more mini recycling centres about. The ones in nearby Waltham Forest seem to work really well.

I think as a facility Luxborough lane has had its day and maybe relocation would be good but not a reduction in services, just an alteration.
The local tips are an essential service. People are recycling more and being generally more responsible for with their rubbish but also rubbish is extremely expensive to get rid of and so fly tipping is increasing. Personally I would like to see more mini recycling centres about. The ones in nearby Waltham Forest seem to work really well. I think as a facility Luxborough lane has had its day and maybe relocation would be good but not a reduction in services, just an alteration. pan
  • Score: 2

11:36am Fri 24 Jan 14

SNGreen says...

The Survey starts on next monday 27th January and will be found at the same addess.
The Survey starts on next monday 27th January and will be found at the same addess. SNGreen
  • Score: -1

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