Council may close recycling centres in Maldon and Burnham to save money

Recycling centres are under review

Recycling centres are under review

First published in Local News

Recycling centres may close.

Essex County Council currently spends £6.4million a year running 21 centres, including those in Park Drive, Maldon, and Springfield Road, Burnham.

It says they are no longer needed as much because kerbside recycling has increased and some older sites may no longer meet the needs of a modern recycling centre.

Residents can have their say until Sunday, April 20.

Visit essex.gov.uk/recyclingcentres to complete the council's survey or pick up a paper copy at libraries and recycling centres.

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11:07am Mon 27 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

It's an appalling idea - take the survey everyone!
It's an appalling idea - take the survey everyone! Jack222
  • Score: 7

1:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

revdsmcc says...

What about the items that the roadside collection doesn't take? large cardboard boxes, batteries, ink cartridges, large garden debris etc etc. If you watch what people take to the tip you can see this idea won't work!
What about the items that the roadside collection doesn't take? large cardboard boxes, batteries, ink cartridges, large garden debris etc etc. If you watch what people take to the tip you can see this idea won't work! revdsmcc
  • Score: 11

8:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Jaq Boc says...

good points revdsmcc
in fact i echo'd your points on the survey and included a few of my own,
did the survey, we simply cannot lose the centers, imagine the fly tipping ;(
good points revdsmcc in fact i echo'd your points on the survey and included a few of my own, did the survey, we simply cannot lose the centers, imagine the fly tipping ;( Jaq Boc
  • Score: 5

8:37am Tue 28 Jan 14

El Presendente says...

The land the recycling centre in Burnham sits right on the edge of the proposed 'new' housing development, prime corner spot, wouldn't surprise me if MDC are in cahoots with Pigeon over potentially buying it.

Anyway...Yet another short-sighted proposal by MDC as it will create more problems that it solves. Never mind the fact that we're constantly told we need to 'recycle more' how can people in remote village locations do that without somewhere local to take their items to?
The land the recycling centre in Burnham sits right on the edge of the proposed 'new' housing development, prime corner spot, wouldn't surprise me if MDC are in cahoots with Pigeon over potentially buying it. Anyway...Yet another short-sighted proposal by MDC as it will create more problems that it solves. Never mind the fact that we're constantly told we need to 'recycle more' how can people in remote village locations do that without somewhere local to take their items to? El Presendente
  • Score: 7

8:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

Regbluebottle says...

If you have a garden unless you pay an annual fee to MDC they won't collect your grass clippings etc. as part of the usual service.

I can't see many people bothering to drive all the way to Chelmsford just to dispose of a couple of bags of garden waste.
If you have a garden unless you pay an annual fee to MDC they won't collect your grass clippings etc. as part of the usual service. I can't see many people bothering to drive all the way to Chelmsford just to dispose of a couple of bags of garden waste. Regbluebottle
  • Score: 1

9:01am Thu 30 Jan 14

Regbluebottle says...

Here's a direct link to the survey:

https://surveys.esse
xinsight.org.uk/Take
Survey.aspx?SurveyID
=292
Here's a direct link to the survey: https://surveys.esse xinsight.org.uk/Take Survey.aspx?SurveyID =292 Regbluebottle
  • Score: 1

11:49am Fri 31 Jan 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

We need to think about what we can recycle and reuse elsewhere instead of expecting the Council (ie Council Tax Payers) to pick up the bill for everything you've bought and no longer want.

Cardboard can be composted if not reused or recycled.
Shops that sell more than a certain number of batteries must by law have a collection point for them.
Ink cartridges are often collected by charities and you can send them off to support your favourite charity if not one that you find an envelope for in a shop.
Garden waste can be composted.
Check out what recycling banks your local supermarket has.

Have a look at: www.recyclenow.com
www.therubbishdiet.o
rg.uk/welcome-to-the
-rubbish-diet/
www.myzerowaste.com/


for more answers, ideas and inspiration
We need to think about what we can recycle and reuse elsewhere instead of expecting the Council (ie Council Tax Payers) to pick up the bill for everything you've bought and no longer want. Cardboard can be composted if not reused or recycled. Shops that sell more than a certain number of batteries must by law have a collection point for them. Ink cartridges are often collected by charities and you can send them off to support your favourite charity if not one that you find an envelope for in a shop. Garden waste can be composted. Check out what recycling banks your local supermarket has. Have a look at: www.recyclenow.com www.therubbishdiet.o rg.uk/welcome-to-the -rubbish-diet/ www.myzerowaste.com/ for more answers, ideas and inspiration zerowasteisthewaytogo
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

I see that Tendring is right at the bottom of the statistics on recycling. There us a tremendous difference between the council at the top and the one at the bottom.

They used to have a really good list of recycling banks on their website - until it disappeared. Everybody needs to keep on reading their Council's website to see if they can recycle anything new in their kerbside collections and where else they can recycle things or take things to be reused. Don't forget your local charity shops!
I see that Tendring is right at the bottom of the statistics on recycling. There us a tremendous difference between the council at the top and the one at the bottom. They used to have a really good list of recycling banks on their website - until it disappeared. Everybody needs to keep on reading their Council's website to see if they can recycle anything new in their kerbside collections and where else they can recycle things or take things to be reused. Don't forget your local charity shops! zerowasteisthewaytogo
  • Score: 0

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