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Petition launched to change recycling site hours

Created on 14/02/2017 @ 18:25
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Just a week after Newtown’s recycling and refuse centre was saved from closure, a campaign has been mounted to have the reduced opening hours taken back to seven days.

Under the plans to keep all of Powys County Council’s recycling centres open, it said it would be cutting the opening hours of them, including the Newtown Wern Ddu site, reduced to just three days.

The site, along with that in Newtown and other towns, is operated by Potters Recycling, a private company that holds the contract.

Now Newtown Town Councillor David Selby is starting a new petition asking Powys Council to reconsider their proposal to cut the opening days of the centres at Newtown and Welshpool.
“Three day opening is of course better than complete closure which was the original proposal – but how will it work?” said Cllr Selby.

“I can see a build-up of dumped rubbish at the sites themselves and elsewhere. I can see confusion about the opening days, and a reduction in the amount of recycling.

“I recognize that Powys Council funding is reduced but will this really save money? I am urging the Powys Cabinet to reconsider before the new scheme starts in April.”
The last petition against closure contained over 3,100 signatures.

Cllr Selby has now launched an on-line petition at

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