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Preparations are underway for the opening of the new household waste recycling centre at Uttoxeter

New recycling centre ready to open

A new £1.5 million permanent household waste recycling centre will open next week.

The development has been built on brownfield land off Dove Way, Uttoxeter, to replace the town’s previous permanent site at Pennycroft Lane after landowners East Staffordshire District Council earmarked it for housing.

Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Communities and the Environment, said: “The new site is a modern facility offering everything people need to recycle and it will be easily accessible for residents from Uttoxeter and the surrounding area.”

The household waste recycling centre will be managed for the county council by contractors FCC Environment and will accept the usual wide range of recyclable household waste, including cardboard, cooking oil, garden waste and electrical appliances.

Gill Heath added:

Dove Way is further away from housing than the old one and is close to the A50 and the sewage works, so it’s easy to reach without inconveniencing neighbours.”

The new centre will open five days a week, closing Wednesdays and Thursdays. The current temporary site at Hockley Road, Uttoxeter, will close for the last time at 5pm on Sunday, December 11, to allow for equipment to be transferred to the new site before Dove Way opens at 9am on Friday, December 16.

Gill Heath said:

This is another example of the county council delivering the necessary infrastructure for Staffordshire residents and businesses to get on with their daily lives and business.”