Recycling centre back in use after refurbishment finished ahead of waste collection changes
Published on: 01 Jun 2017
HOUSEHOLDERS in the Frome Valley area who use Mangotsfield recycling centre can take rubbish there once more after a refurbishment scheme was finished ahead of schedule.
The centre was closed for three months so improvements could be made to the transfer station at the site and the yard behind it.
South Gloucestershire Council said the work was essential to prepare the centre for new weekly recycling collections for households that will come into effect in June, as well as improving traffic flow.
An extra weighbridge has also been added with covered bays for recyclable materials to be unloaded from new collection vehicles.
The public Sort It! recycling centre was also cleaned and painted during the closure.
While shut, householders had to take their unwanted items to other recycling sites in the district.
Kerbside waste collections are being altered from June 19 to help South Gloucestershire cut waste and recycle 50 per cent of its rubbish by 2020.
The changes involve replacing the current 240-litre black wheelie bins for non-recyclable waste with smaller 140-litre containers, which will be emptied every fortnight, along with the green bins for garden waste.
But all other recycling containers will be emptied every week, instead of every fortnight. Food recycling bins will continue to be emptied every week.