Authority defends recycling centre overhaul

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 August 2012




NORTH Somerset Council has responded to criticism of changes to its recycling centre worth £2.6million, attacked by residents as ‘an accident waiting to happen’.

The authority altered the site in Aisecome Way, Weston, earlier this year, adding parking facilities and rebuilding the waste transfer station.

It also made three lanes for users to drive up to the bins and an access road from Hutton Moor Lane.

A statement issued by the council said: “Residents can still bring and recycle the same materials but they should see a quicker turnaround because parking on the site will be increased so more vehicles can drop-off materials at the same time. “Vehicles will parallel park with space for between 18 and 20 vehicles - this is an increase from existing 12 to 14.

“This is also safer as there is no reversing required. The additional capacity, long access road and one-way system will significantly reduce queues.”

The centre is open every day from 8am-6pm (8am-4.30pm on bank holidays).

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