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Rubbish builds up at gates to recycling centres

Created on 10/04/2017 @ 17:02
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Will common sense prevail? That's the question being asked by councillors and residents in Newtown and Welshpool after mounds of rubbish and recycling were left at the gates to the recycling centres after Powys County Council reduced their opening times to just three days a week.

In Newtown town councillors are urging the county council to reconsider its decision to only open two days in the week and on Saturdays. There are fears that it will lead not just to waste being left at the gates to the Potters site at Wern Ddu Lane off Pool Road, but more rubbish will be dumped on lanes nd the sides of roads in and around Newtown and the rest of Montgomeryshire as a result.

“Sadly the scenes at both Newtown and Welshpool recycling centres at the weekend were inevitable. Seven days rubbish will not fit into three days of opening.  There is no excuse for fly tipping wherever it takes place but Powys Council is partly responsible for coming up with such a ill thought out and unsustainable opening plan," said Cllr David Selby of Newtown Town Council.

“There is still time for the council to reconsider and at the very least open both Newtown and Welshpool sites on both days at the weekend to assist.

"As we reach peak gardening time the situation will become worse and the anger about the recycling service will grow.  I will continue to campaign to re-introduce seven day a week opening.”




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